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.
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.