Amini’s has a vast assortment of hand knotted area rugs and Persian rugs from all countries. We have the largest selection of handmade area rugs from Iran, India, Pakistan, Turkey, China and many other countries. Our handmade area rugs feature thousands of designs that include traditional, transitional, contemporary, antique and more. We also carry all qualities of rugs, including flat weaves, indoor/outdoor rugs, machine made rugs, hand tufted rugs and more!
Evolution of Taste
As civilization grew, so did the art of rug making. Rugs began being made of finer materials than reeds and animal skins, even including silk, and became large canvases for the most imaginative and fantastic artists of the trade. So beautiful were their creations that many that survived the years hang today in museums, a testament to the skill and eye of the earliest weavers.
Today, a hand-made Persian or oriental rug has stood the test of time, and is still regarded as a centerpiece of any well-appointed room. Hand-knotted in much the same way the ancients made their carpets, today these rugs are still typically associated with the cities and areas that first gave birth to the art of rug making, reflecting a timeless artisanship that enhances any room it decorates.
Shop Area Rugs from Amini’s
Available from Amini’s in styles including traditional, transitional, contemporary, Tibetan, tribal and antique wash styles, our area rug designs boast such names as Herat, Tabriz, and Shahabbas, among others, representing ancient cities and territories that long ago practiced the fine art of rug-making.
The Tabriz, for example, takes its name from a relatively cosmopolitan city located in Northwest Persia. Because the ancient city was located on a major trade route of the times, its hand-knotted stylings and designs draw from a multicultural background. Or consider the Lisbona by Amini’s, which incorporates echoes of the Islamic world encountered by the intrepid explorers of Portugal, who sailed across the world long before many Europeans.
Carpet making seems to be an almost universal inspiration. There were many magnificent rugs created by the weavers of China, Turkey, South America and India, all made and laid in the finest homes of their regions. Particularly famous were the famous Persian carpets, which even today signify the ultimate in rug-making excellence.
Area rugs still serve the same purpose as they did in the earliest days – they provide warmth, style, decoration and flair to dwellings, and come in a variety of colors, patterns, materials, styles and prices. They are important pieces of art in the home, making a statement to visitors on the breadth of the owner’s vision for his area and the design elements of the dwelling. Visit Amini’s web site and look at the magnificent selection of area rugs to adorn your home.