Ashtavi Rugs | Persian/Iranian Rug store in Los Angeles, California
Luxury Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Reproduction Rugs, and Tapestries. Established In 1969.
A nation`s art is one of the most important expressions of its character. It can be boldly claimed that the art of Persian carpet weaving is an arena for the expression of the collective experience of all its national art.
It encompasses all the inclinations, perspectives and aspirations of the nation that is commensurate with the breadth and antiquity if Iran`s long History.
All this, in the past half a century, has inspired us to spare no effort in bringing these jewels of art to the attention of the world at large and with our own special techniques, we may: –
With precise and thoughtful expertise, introduce examples of antique and original Persian carpets to the world.
– Repair, restore and conserve worn out carpets that are on the verge of disintegration and thereby show the changing styles of carpet weaving through the ages.
– Organize creative and private exhibitions in all corners of the world. – Offer consulting services in the fields of marketing, export, customs and other buyers.
A Persian carpet or rug or Iranian carpet is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purpose, produced in Iran (historically known as Persia), for home use, local sale, and export. Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and Iranian art.
Within the group of Oriental rugs produced by the countries of the so-called “rug belt”, the Persian carpet stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its manifold designs.
Persian carpets and rugs of various types were woven in parallel by nomadic tribes, in village and town workshops, and by royal court manufactories alike.
As such, they represent different, simultaneous lines of tradition, and reflect the history of Iran and its various peoples.
The carpets woven in the Safavid court manufactories of Isfahan during the sixteenth century are famous for their elaborate colours and artistical design and are treasured in museums and private collections all over the world today.
Their patterns and designs have set an artistic tradition for court manufactories which was kept alive during the entire duration of the Persian Empire up to the last royal dynasty of Iran.