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Color is one of the most important points to consider when choosing a carpet. The color of the carpet has an undeniable effect on the appearance and atmosphere of the room, and the right color can bring life to the space. Handwoven carpets are produced in a unique variety of colors and designs. The color of the carpet overshadows the entire room, so make sure to choose the color of the carpet carefully and wisely. In addition, each carpet color has a hidden meaning. The master dyers dye the wool before handing it over to the carpet weaving artists. Before the introduction of synthetic dyes, mineral and vegetable materials were used to make wool into a wide range of eye-catching colors. Of course, many authentic Iranian carpets are still woven from high-quality wool dyed by vegetable and mineral dyes. Land . Ronas root produced a strong dye in the red family and was therefore considered a suitable and popular source for dyeing spun wool. Nomads, who are considered the creators of complex carpet weaving techniques in Iran, used all kinds of sea creatures, native and imported insects and plants to create eye-catching colors. Snails, beetles, all kinds of flowers and seeds, from red seeds to dried pomegranates and vine leaves (hair) and… to create enchanting colors. Patterned carpets were used.

The color of authentic Iranian carpets

In addition to affecting the atmosphere of the room, the color also affects the mood of the residents, so when buying a carpet, pay attention to what mood you want your room to have. Neutral colors, relaxing greens and blues fill the house with peace and are suitable for bedrooms, study rooms or cozy corners, while carpets with vivid and bright colors are suitable for living rooms and children’s playrooms. It is fresh and refreshing. Iranian handwoven carpets with enchanting and attractive colors will dazzle the eyes of every discerning viewer. Lacquered, walnut, khaki and azure blue colors are among the dominant colors in authentic Iranian carpets.

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The color of authentic Iranian carpets

In addition to affecting the atmosphere of the room, the color also affects the mood of the residents, so when buying a carpet, pay attention to what mood you want your room to have. Neutral colors, relaxing greens and blues fill the house with peace and are suitable for bedrooms, study rooms or cozy corners, while carpets with vivid and bright colors are suitable for living rooms and children’s playrooms. It is fresh and refreshing. Iranian hand-woven carpets with enchanting and attractive colors dazzle the eyes of every discerning viewer. Lacquered, walnut, khaki and azure blue colors are among the dominant colors in authentic Iranian carpets.

The colors of Iranian and oriental handwoven carpets

One of the most attractive aspects of Iranian carpets is its warm and soulful color combination. Most Iranian carpets are dyed using native plants that grow in the mountains and plains of Iran. The coloring and color combination of Iranian handwoven carpets and rugs is one of the criteria that determine the value of a carpet. When choosing the color of the carpet, you should pay attention to several factors that you will learn about later.

Suitable carpet color combination

Each person likes a certain color, and we do not intend to provide a definition for the concept of beauty here, but on the other hand, each culture prefers different colors, for example, most European customers look for carpets with lighter backgrounds such as carpets. Nain or cashmere are soft colors. On the other hand, carpets and rugs with a bold red or lacquered red background, such as Kashan carpet or Tabriz carpet, still have countless demand in the East.

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A dye used to dye wool or cotton

Chemical dyes

Most cheap carpets are dyed with chemicals because dyeing with chemicals is faster and cheaper.

Vegetable dyes

Carpets dyed with vegetable materials are very rare and expensive nowadays, but if you are lucky, you can find this kind of beautiful carpets among the rural carpets or the nomadic carpets of Iran or the authentic urban carpets such as Isfahan. The art of dyeing is as old as human history. Humans have used various materials to paint their houses and even their bodies since long ago. The following table is just a list of materials that have been used for centuries in Iran to dye wool and cotton.

Dyes used in the art and industry of Iranian carpet weaving

  1. Wild Runas root – red, indigo plant – blue
  2. Turmeric, mulberry-green, mulberry tree-black
  3. Bark of trees or nuts – earthy
  4. Saffron, pomegranate – yellow
  5. Diluted Runas dye – Golbahi tannin,
  6. Oak bark, iron – brown

Of course, more colors are used in Iranian rugs and carpets.

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The number of colors used in Iranian carpets

Many believe that the more colors are used in the carpet, the more expensive the carpet becomes. In some exquisite carpets that are woven by skilled carpet weavers and kept in museums, nearly 250 colors can be seen in the carpet. Creating a carpet with such a complex color combination requires years of experience and knowledge.

Symbolic meanings of Iranian carpet colors

Behind each of the colors that are usually used in Persian and Oriental carpets, there is a hidden meaning. The variety of colors of carpets is a reflection of the ideals, emotions and characteristics of Iranians over time. The common motifs in the art of Iranian carpet weaving are rooted in the history and mythology of Iran and still these valuable sources inspire designers to draw carpet maps.

  • Red: joy, pleasure, beauty, courage, luck and fortune
  • Green: heaven, holiness, rebirth, spring
  • Brown: Fertility and fertility
  • Yellow/gold: power and glory
  • Blue: reliable and trustworthy, committed
  • Orange: devotion, piety, humility
  • White: Purity, purity, peace and tranquility
  • Black: Mysterious and relaxing
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