Red is recognized as one of the most traditional colors of Persian and Oriental rugs. Often thought to represent beauty, wealth, courage and joy red brings passion and romance to a space. Red Oriental rugs are very popular with interior decorators. It is commonly found in the fields of Hamedans, Kazvins, some Sarouks and Tekke Bokhara rugs. When used as a vegetable dye red is derived from madder root and cochineal.