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Where Are Oriental Rugs Made?

The answer to the question “Where are Oriental rugs made?” is not a simple one. Oriental rugs have been woven all over, not just in one specific country or even continent.¬†Generally, Oriental rugs are defined as any rug made in a broad geographical area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

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One of the most common regions associated with hand knotted Oriental rugs is Persia, in a country known today as Iran. Persian rugs are so popular in fact, that customers often confuse the term Persian rug with Oriental rugs. All Persian rugs are Oriental rugs, but the reverse is not true. An Oriental rug may also define a Chinese rug, or a hand knotted rug made in Spain.

Below is a list of the common Oriental rug producing countries:

Iran (Rugs produced here are commonly referred to as Persian rugs)

Turkey

The Caucasus (Caucasian Rugs)

China

Afghanistan

Pakistan

India

Romania

Spain

Taiwan

Morocco

 

Where are your Oriental rugs from?