Persia is considered the area of origin of bored weaving. It is thought that the carpet arises from the need of nomadic tribes to "isolate" the floor of the tents in which they lived when they were nomads. Animal skins were used to cover the walls and protect themselves from the cold, while the carpet was used for the floor, thus making it not only warm, but also softer. Since the soil and surrounding environment on which the curtains stood was often colorless, the Persians weave colorful carpets. Westerners, on the other hand, prefer more sober and clear carpets because they better accord themselves to the wood of the furniture.
Around 1400, perhaps thanks to commercial contacts with China, Persia abandoned the geometric decoration to adopt the floral one. The maximum splendor of Persian textile art can be reached between the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Traditional tincture of carpet wools was made using plant, mineral or animal substances. Today, for simplicity, we call them vegetable colors to exclude the presence of chemical dyes. Chemically tinged carpets have a tendency to fade. Iran has banned the use of synthetic toss to prevent the quality of carpets from being lowered.
The tradition of carpet dyeing varies greatly from area to area, depending on the natural principles present in the territory and according to the millennial traditions of the population or ethnic group.
There are three fundamental colors: mixing them appropriately you can get the whole range. Other important factors are the temperature of the dyeing bath, the alkality of the water, the time of stay of the wools in the color bath. The concentration of tincture is very important.Latest arrivals