Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Afghan or Persian Rugs - The perfect choice for the discerning home

If you are looking for a rug that embodies taste, style and elegance then look no further than our Afghan and Persian rug collections which offer the most comprehensive choice in the UK and so ensuring the FrithRugs brand is synonymous with traditional rugs.

While some Afghan rugs draw heavily on Persian influences, others have a more Oriental style, but each rug is a work of art in its own right, representing the craftsmanship of the weavers who boast a diverse range of cultures and artistic sensibilities.  For example, Ziegler rugs have been designed with the western market in mind and fit perfectly into almost any home. Their muted colours use vegetable dyes and their simple but striking patterns complement modern neutral colour schemes.

The Kelim offers a flat tapestry and predominantly feature colours of blue, green, yellow, and red in geometric patterns. 
Meanwhile the Kundoz range have short piles which makes them very hardwearing and their strong red colour  represents some of the best of Afghan weaving today.


 For the more discerning homebuyer a Persian rug is the rug to have on the floor.  This area has always been renowned for its carpet and rug weaving and is a key part of the culture dating back thousands of years.   In modern Iran the tradition continues today with an estimated 1.2 million weavers still working to produce these much loved carpets.

These products are among the most expensive rugs on the market and this is due to the intricate hand woven designs which can take months to perfect.  Many are of exceptionally fine quality and made up of designs which generally include motifs native to the area the rug was woven.
FrithRugs stock 50 different styles of Persian rugs and our experts are happy to guide you through the buying process to ensure you select the rug that is right for you and your home.

Rug care
Although some of these rugs are expensive, look after them well and they could increase in value over time, making them an excellent investment.

In order to get the most from your rug, try to avoid laying it in direct sunlight as this will eventually fade the colour.   We recommend that you rotate your rug so that you even out any wear and when cleaning, use suction only vacuum cleaners (cylinder or pipes from upright) to avoid damage.
So don’t hide your Afghan or Persian rug away in a dark unused room.  Make sure you have it on display for your family and visitors to enjoy.  And remember, if you think your rug is too precious to put on the floor, you can hang it on the wall – they are works of art after all!

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