The handmade carpet has become an ornamental item for Iranians. This has caused some people to view hand-woven carpet weaving as a job in the way of livelihood. But we cannot forget that a handmade carpet is a work of art. Using this product a lot does not make its artistic value disappear. Hand-woven rugs in each region are tied to their culture and traditions. Cultural differences can be seen in roles, color combinations, and maps. For example, in Turkmen’s hand-woven carpets, geometric shapes are used a lot. Lacquer color is also widely used in Turkmen carpet weaving. Most of the motifs of these people’s carpets are symbols of various animals.
This is where the aesthetics of Iranian handmade carpets become essential. Knowing the elements of the beauty of a hand-woven rug leads to a better understanding of its artistic aspect. Knowing the artistic and aesthetic aspects of the Iranian handmade carpet helps to understand better why these designs and patterns have remained on the surface of the carpet through the passage of time and for many years, and it has kept its freshness and taste.
There are two categories of factors that make a handmade carpet beautiful. One is the rug’s inner beauty, which results from beautiful patterns and appropriate designs. Throughout history, these patterns have been modified and grown with the weavers’ instincts and reached today’s patterns. Many of these motifs are cultural symbols of various ethnic groups. Another importance of the beautiful patterns of Iranian carpets is the spiritual value of its motifs. These roles are related to legends and myths related to it.
What does it mean to use any carpet color in decoration?
The Iranian carpet is a tableau of dense knots and is full of color. Even the oldest rug in the world, the Pazyrik carpet, after 2500 years among the Siberian ice masses, still retains its dark red color and has its former glory. The colors in Iranian area rugs are derived from natural elements. With tact and attitude, Iranians chose colors from nature, and the plants that produced them extracted the color extracts of these plants with different methods and mixed them with other substances. They mixed together and made color; In this way, colors were created from the mixed extract of insects, snails, flowers, plants, and algae.
Using any color in Persian carpet texture can represent a special meaning. Carpet weavers speak to their audience with the use of colors and designs. In the following article, we briefly explain the semantics of colors in Persian carpets:
Persian Green Rug
Green is associated with spirituality and represents hope. The green carpet is a metaphor for paradise and represents freshness and vitality. The green carpet was often used in a part of the house that was less stepped on and less walked on, which may have been due to the sanctity of this color.
Persian Grey Rug
Gray color symbolizes trust and confidence, impartiality, reason and intelligence, peace, compromise, independence, and formality. The use of gray carpet is mostly used in offices, living rooms of houses, bedrooms that have a cold theme, etc.
Persian Blue Rug
The blue color symbolizes loneliness, honesty, strength, and life after death. Like the green carpet, the blue rug reflects a degree of mysticism and holiness in the home environment. In addition, you will feel indescribably relaxed when using a blue carpet in your home.
Persian Red Rug
Red color has been interpreted as the color of happiness, excitement, luck, passion, wealth, and the color of vibrant life force. The red carpet has somehow become a symbol of the Iranian carpet worldwide. From the past to the present, the red carpet is genuine, exquisite, and magical and brings home warmth and intimacy. The red 6×9 carpet is usually used in Persian-style living rooms.
Persian Brown Rug
The brown color is the color of birth and fertility and represents soil and earth. Brown carpet has always been one of the best choices for Iranians who prioritize the warmth of their homes.
Persian Yellow Rug
Yellow is a sign of sunshine, and sometimes yellow carpet is considered a sign of politicians and rulers, perhaps in harmony with the golden color of palaces and royal crowns. But definitely, the yellow carpet has always been a symbol of the warm sun. Since yellow is considered a luxury color, many silk carpets are woven with this color in Qom.
Persian White Rug
White color is the color of purity. It is a symbol of peace and friendship. White carpet is mostly used in low-traffic areas of houses and gives an excellent feeling to the atmosphere and environment.
Colors, both in the design and patterns of carpets, in miniature paintings, and in the Islamic motifs of Iranian architecture and tiling, especially in the post-Islam era, always alluded to a concept that requires a delicate spirit, a clear mind, and a deep attitude to understand. Sometimes, the concept of colors has changed in different eras of history, but they have never been used in the opposite sense. For example, sometimes a green rug symbolizes birth and fertility, and sometimes a brown carpet. However, the center of this cycle is used in the concept of death and destruction. Another point is that although green has often been a symbol of holiness and divinity, it can be safely claimed that all colors have spirituality and have been connected with the supernatural world.
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