Persian rugs are hand-knotted carpets that have existed for more than 2,500 years. Why are Persian rugs so expensive and valuable? This video explains why. Persian rugs are very popular all over the world. They are said to originate from Iran, formerly known as Persia. Persian rugs are valued for their aesthetic appeal and expert craftsmanship.
The rugs are made of wool and silk and have patterns and designs that are often elaborate and intricate.
Persian rugs can be found in plenty of homes and establishments around the world. Every rug is regarded as a piece of art that reflects the culture and history of its people. High-quality Persian carpets can cost tens of thousands of dollars and sometimes millions. For instance, the most expensive rug was a 17th-century antique rug that sold for $33.8 million.
The knotting process is very detailed and requires a lot of patience and expertise. A single rug can have over a thousand well-crafted knots per square inch and may take years or decades to complete. Making these carpets requires creativity, as the weaver is allowed to draw inspiration and express what is on their mind.