Authentic Persian Rugs
Carpet-making in the country now known as Iran has a history and reputation so great, it has been declared an "intangible part of cultural heritage" by the United Nations. There are records of ancient Greek historians and authors describing Persian rugs as luxury goods in famous texts such as Homer's Odyssey. Archaeologists have found Persian rugs at dig sites that date back to the 5th century B.C., and more importantly show some of the traditional hallmarks of Persian rugs that you can enjoy today. Details like deep and symmetrical pile, intricate designs, and vivid colors set Persian rugs apart from other types of Oriental carpets. Iran's rich heritage--its history as a birthplace of world civilization, role in international trade during the Middle Ages, and the influence of multiple religious traditions including Islam and Zoroastrianism--have all combined to make Persian rugs some of the most interesting and desired carpets in the world. If you are interested in buying an authentic Persian rug, but aren't sure how or where to start, contact Rugs By Saga to discuss your home or office's rug needs today. Our staff has decades' worth of combined experience buying and selling rugs to St. Louis residents just like you, and we proudly offer free in-home consultations so that we can properly get to know our customers and what they want in a rug.
What Makes Persian Rugs Different
The vast majority of Persian rug designs trace their origins back to the Safavid dynasty, which ruled Iran in the 1500s. These rulers introduced Shia Islam to Persia, became massive patrons of the arts, and most importantly increased trade between Persia and Europe. Rugs were often important diplomatic gifts, and many of these carpets now hang in museums. While changes in government, mechanization, and the loss of traditional rural connections have threatened the Persian rug industry, in recent times the art of rug making has thrived, with more innovative and modern designs being produced alongside traditional patterns.
Shop Our Persian Rugs in St. Louis
If you are in the market for a luxury rug, but aren't sure whether a Persian rug is the right fit for your home, Rugs by Saga offers a wide variety of other types of Oriental rugs, including:
Our Oriental rugs are 100% handmade, and if treated correctly, can last for years to come. When you purchase one of our luxury rugs, it's sure to become the focal point of any room that it's placed in. Our luxury rugs are the perfect choice for any space, whether it's in your home, office, or an event space. Below are some examples of our one-of-a-kind Oriental rugs:
Check Out Our Persian Rugs in St. Louis Today
Looking for a high-quality, hand-knotted Persian rug? Our Oriental rug store has sold dazzling luxury rugs to residents in the Greater St. Louis Area for just shy of 20 years. Our rug specialists know that you are searching for a showstopping rug for your home, and that it might be difficult for you to choose just one from our extensive collection of Persian rugs. Rugs by Saga is excited to discuss your rug needs, help you choose the perfect rug, and schedule the complimentary delivery and installation of your one-of-a-kind rug as soon as possible. For more information on our handmade, high-quality Persian rugs, contact Rugs by Saga today to schedule an appointment at our showroom, located just east of Highway 141 in Manchester.