n the “rug belt” that spreads in this part of Asia where India, Afghanistan, Persia (Iran), Turkey, etc are situated, Persia stands out. The carpets woven in Iran have especially high quality material and more elaborate designs. Having a Persian carpet at home is a luxury and style of its own. The carpet weaving industry is pre historic in Persia and this proves the sophistication of this skill which has become epic with the passage of time and experience.
As mentioned above the elaborate designs of Persian carpet are exclusive, you can find some very elegantly woven carpets in the market. If it is hand woven, it will be highly costly. Machine made carpets are also available and they are cheaper. The material of carpets is silk, wool, or cotton. These natural fibers have the ability to stay intact in the form of a carpet up to eighty years if manufactured on the right rules and cared during the use.
Man-made fiber is considered the least favored fiber and that is why the carpets woven with nylon fiber are priced nominally. Many store keepers sell machine made Persian carpets as hand woven product. When you come to buy hand woven carpet, contact a store that you trust. Usually people with long experience of fabric and carpets, can feel the carpet between their fingers and tell if it is man-made or machine made. You can go for shopping of a Persian carpet with someone who has the ability to distinguish between pure fiber carpet and nylon carpet fiber.