Genuine Persian rugs are beautiful, handmade works of art, but they often command a high price. Can an expensive product ever be a suitable gift for a loved one? Quite possibly, and here are five reasons why.
Firstly, a Persian rug will last the owner a lifetime. They are so well made, from such high quality fabric, that, providing they are looked after properly, Persian rugs will easily last for several decades. Genuine Persian rugs are made by artisans in Iran and the reason that they are so expensive is down to the time taken to produce a single rug, and the top quality wool, or cotton, used to produce them. Some older rugs are even made of silk.
Secondly, they are beautiful. Genuine Persian rugs are handmade in Iran, and each one is an original piece of art. They make fantastic gifts as something a little different for art lovers.
Thirdly, Persian rugs are available in a range of sizes, so despite the high prices, they aren’t entirely inaccessible. A rug smaller than six feet by four feet is known as a Qālicheh, and tends to be more affordable than larger rugs, which are known as Farsh.
Persian rugs retain their value very well and are of course collectable, antique rugs are often very valuable. So a Persian rug can actually be something of an investment, and really is the gift that keeps on giving. Rugs older than 100 years are known as antiques, and rugs that are 50-99 years old are known as semi-antiques.
Lastly, if you don’t want to buy such an expensive, quality gift only to have it trampled all over, Persian rugs can be hung instead. They look great mounted on a wall and make an eye-catching feature.
As we have seen, if you’re able to purchase one Persian rugs make great gifts, and if you can’t think of anyone that deserves such an exquisite gift, you could always treat yourself to one!
When buying a Persian rug, always use a reputable dealer to ensure that you are buying a genuine one. Machine-stitched rugs may be a lot cheaper than genuine rugs, but they are often not as beautiful or offer the same quality.