The handwoven Persian rug is attractive against fresh blue background.The central classic medallion design adds charm to the whole vintage handmade rug.It is a good choice to decorate the living room or bedroom with this wonderful hand knotted rug.
If you like our handmade silk rugs, please feel free to contact us now, we will try our best to help find the perfect pieces!
The Chinese New Year (China Spring Festival) is coming. In order to celebrate the Chinese New Year, Yilong has a 10 days holiday from February 1st to 10th. We will back to office from February 11th. 【more…】
The image of the ‘Tree of Life’, represents eternal life and is an essential theme in mythology and religion. The trees grow from the base of the field and continue to fill the rest of the carpet with leafy branches that are filled with flowers or birds. Often, there will be a stream or pool at the foot of the tree with wandering animals — the tree itself symbolising the connection between heaven, earth and the underworld. 【more…】
Yilong’s silk rugs have attracted numerous customers from all over the world who are interested in our patterns and colors
Today, around 1000 square feet silk rugs send to Middle East customer. This customer knows about us from internet. After the negotiation of dozens of emails, the customer finally decided to place a small trial order and told us that if the market ok and he would like to cooperate with us for a long time. 【more…】
Turkish rugs have been highly prized since the 13th century and are considered glorious, collectible works of art. Despite being handmade by nomadic tribes and mountain-dwellers, the rugs’ artistry, luxurious texture and ornate styling bespeak the opulence and wealth of the Ottoman empire. Palaces during the Ottoman reign were heavily laden with luxurious commissioned rugs.
Each rug usually was accompanied by a miniature version called a yastik, which would originally have been folded to make a sort of pillow or draped over sofas to decorate a living room. Trademark Turkish styles feature geometric shapes, clean designs and saturated colors.
There are many different types of Turkish rugs, with each type featuring its own texture and design and representing a specific time and place:
Kilim: Kilim rugs were produced by migrating nomads, called “Yürüks,” who traveled through the regions of Anatolia, the Balkans and parts of Iran, in often severe climactic conditions, and they lived in tents. They made these pileless flat-weave rugs to cover the tent floors and prevent the insides from becoming damp. As such, they were made of goat hair, which is stiffer than sheep’s wool, making the tent almost waterproof. Some kilims were made as prayer rugs, which are smaller and are designed to include the recognizable architectural feature mihrab, found in mosques and indicating the direction of Mecca in which to turn for prayer. Kilims feature bright colors and tapestry-like textures.
Oushak: These rugs are made using a particular family of designs that originate in Uşak, Turkey. They’re recognizable for their large scale. They’re predominately made from lustrous wool and silk and feature muted earth tones such as cinnamon, saffron, green, ivory and gray. Usually they feature geometric pattern and you will find them with an allover design or with a central medallion motif.
Kazak: Made in the Republic of Armenia, Kazak rugs feature striking geometric designs, detailed border patterns and high-quality dyes, usually in red or blue.
Soumak: Stronger and thicker than a kilim, a Soumak features a flat weave that gives the rug its name. The weave provides a smooth front face and rough back — a herringbone effect that resembles embroidery — whereas a kilim is smooth on both sides. It’s stronger than a kilim though still pileless. The colors found in Soumaks are bright and vibrant.
Interestingly, the human figure is considered sacrilegious and therefore is rarely seen on Turkish rugs and kilims. They may be used to remember a departed family member, however.
Typical symbols in Turkish rugs include:
Star: The Turks of Central Asia once believed that the movement of stars affected people’s destinies and influenced the world’s daily matters. Seeing a star during a dream was considered a sign of happiness.
Mihrap: a praying niche pattern featuring a place of honor for a king or God, surrounded by flowers, vases and fountains, seen as a gate to Paradise.
Tree: may be seen individually or in a group, symbolizes unification and reincarnation, the tree of life, life’s regenerative processes
Plane Tree: the Garden of Eden
Swastika: the wheel of destiny, a symbol of good luck, abundance and fertility, may symbolize the sun and stars
Pomegranate: fertility, the seeds also represent the faithful assembling in church. The pomegranate is still seen as a strong token of fertility in Turkey; during marriage ceremonies, friends and relatives throw pomegranate seeds at the couple and use the scattered seeds to foretell how many children the couple will have.
Triangle/amulets: seen also in Persian rugs, protect against the evil eye, malice and foreign dangers
Elibelinde, or “hands on hips”: a stylized female, symbol of motherhood and fertility, seen especially on Anatolian textiles
Fruits and cereals: those with many seeds, including pomegranate and figs, as well as grains such as wheat and barley symbolize fertility
Jewels of Mohammed: six- or eight-pointed stars seen in Jewish imagery, seen frequently in Turkish rugs
Ram Horn: shown in pairs, symbolizes fertility, multiplication, health, heroism, power, masculinity and respect. When used with Elibelinde, it represents the father. Curve of horn represents eternity.
Ewer, or Jug: cleanliness, the faithful performing ablution
Eye: widely used on kilims, one of the most powerful symbols, used to ward off evil, all good or bad comes through the eyes
Eye and Arrow: An eye flanked by arrows symbolizes good luck, wish for a good harvest, good luck at hunting
Hand: good luck, protection against evil eye, blasphemy or magic
Scorpion: protection from evil, pride and independence
Serpent: wisdom, power, happiness, fertility, symbol for the god of medicine, warding off malice
Hooks: protection, used to surround symbols for health and happiness
Hair band: Presented to a bride during a wedding ceremony, a hair band symbol in a rug symbolizes the desire for marriage, happiness and good luck.
Earring: a gift to a bride during marriage ceremony, symbolizes marriage and expectations for marriage
Ying Yang: harmony, balance, love between men and women
Chest: For Anatolians, the chest symbolizes a bride’s trousseau
Comb: cleanliness, often used alongside the ewer
Running Water: paradise, fertility, life, cleanliness, desire to overcome obstacles
Bird: higher state of being, angels, supernatural help, message from other worlds, happiness, unexpected good news. May be seen on rugs perching on the tree of life.
Dragon: protection, wards off evil and sickness
Phoenix: good luck, happiness, destruction and re-creation, reincarnation
Oleander: protection of happiness
Camel: importance of camels for the tribal people who make rugs
Burdock: plant that sticks to clothing and animal hair and wards off evil eye, symbolizes abundance
Orange is a cheerful and bright color, reminiscent of spring flowers, summer beach, autumn fruit, and winter warm sun. Orange symbolizes vigor and vitality, it is matched with light green and light blue, can constitute the most brilliancy and joyful color. Spread an orange silk carpet to add a touch of bright color for your home. 【more…】
What makes a Persian rug the finest of them all? Put simply, they are some of the most complex and labor-intensive handmade items in the world, and they have been made the same way dating back to ages BC. They are produced by nomads, shepherds from the Quashqui and Bakhtiari tribes, whose approximately 1.6 million sheep graze on the green slopes of Iran’s Fars Province, which is considered the homeland of Persia. Their wool, comprised of long, tough fibers and shorn only once each year, is ideal for carpet-making and makes these rugs exceedingly durable and long-lasting. The fibers are twisted into threads by the hands of tribal women, then they are colored with dyes made from natural ingredients such as pomegranate, turmeric, acorn shells or green leaves, which are boiled in huge pots with the threads. Once dried, the threads are woven on looms using a trademark single looping knot. 【more…】
Persian rugs — considered the grande dame, the queen mother, the standard by which other rugs are measured — are Oriental, though not all Oriental rugs are Persian.
The term “Oriental carpet” applies to those rugs produced in Asia, in the region spanning from India through the Middle East and into China. Oriental carpets may hail from Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Turkey, China or Iran; however, no rug is considered Persian unless it was produced in Iran. Authentic Oriental rugs are hand-knotted. 【more…】
By learning the meanings of Persian carpet patterns, you will be able to “read a rug” and understand what the weaver wants to tells us. The names of Persian rug patterns are derived from the city, village, or tribe where particular patterns were first woven or traded. 【more…】
While Persian rugs come in many styles, variations, sizes and colors, one thing is certain and that is that a Persian rug can be very valuable depending on a wide range of variables. Handmade Persian rugs collectors, investors and casual home decorators purchase can maintain their value and even greatly increase in value over time. One consideration that is often used as a determining factor to decide that value of this type of rug is the quality of the actual silk or wool that is used to create a rug. 【more…】
An Oriental rug design is comprised of several components, so let’s first define those:
Borders: There are usually two borders on a Persian rug — the main border is the widest section of design around the outside of the rug, while the guard border is usually narrow and lies inside the main border. 【more…】
The customer purchased this rug to decorate his villa in California.He wrote to tell me that he is looking forward to receiving the rug,I am sure he will love it.
The hunting scene rug design is an ancient weaving style. Originally created for Shahs and imperial leaders, the Persian hunting rug embodies a regal handsomeness and masculinity that is seldom seen in Persian carpets. Rugs bearing the classic Persian hunting design include the oldest existent pile carpet as well as the most valuable silk carpets known today. 【more…】
On Sep.14th,2018, we sent another 1 piece silk rug runner to USA,FL.
YILONG's goal and it's our happiness: all of families who deserve a handmade silk rug own its YILONG.
2500 years ago, Iran, as a country that made gold, silver, and bronzes, Iranian carpet, which also called Persian carpet, weaving techniques also have a history of more than 2,000 years. It occupies an important position in the history of Iranian civilization. It is a vivid reflection of Iran’s long history and the intelligence and wisdom of Iranian people. Early in the ancient of the Silk Road, when China introduced silk and porcelain which is the Symbol of Chinese civilization to the Ancient Persia, the Chinese begin to learn the weaving techniques of hand woven carpets which representing Persian civilization. In the 17th century, Xuanzang mentioned Persian carpet weaving art in his records. 【more…】
On September 4, 2018, we sent 1 piece silk rugs to USA,SC.
This customer want several pieces rugs,the first one is trial order.
YILONG's goal and it's our happiness: all of families who deserve a handmade silk rug own its YILONG.
On September 3, 2018, I sent 4pcs handmade silk rugs to two of my customers in United States, and 1pc Noah’s Ark design silk rug to Canada.
Chinese Art Deco rugs and carpets have been a significant art form within the Chinese culture for many centuries, if not for several millennia. Their history, apart from being long and distinguished, is largely independent of that of the Middle East.
Hand-made carpets began in the life of nomads, and Xinjiang is one of the cradles of hand-made carpets in China. During the Qin and Han dynasties, wool fabrics appeared in northwest China, and the wool tufted carpet was one of them. Under the vast canopy of the earth, the herdsmen live hard on the cold steppe of thirty -forty degrees below zero and the wool carpet becomes a warm thing. A wool carpet brings the warmth for the family. 【more…】
The origin of hand woven rugs is closely linked to the history of the Silk Road.
The Silk Road began from Changan of China at 3000 years ago, went through Dunhuang, enter the tarim basin and the pamirs plateau. It is a trade road connecting East Asia, central Asia, Persia (now Iran), Turkey, ancient Rome and European countries. It likes a river running through central Asia. The Silk Road also linked India, Arabia, Mongolia and other neighboring countries and regions.
The first sign of the Persian carpet style was that at the end of the fifteenth century, the Safavid dynasty unified the Persian peoples. This made the Persian carpet art really achieved its independence, and set up royal court workshops in the most important cities, such as in Isfahan, Tabriz, and Kashan, etc. 【more…】
After the selection by our customer, we need to sort the carpets one by one. This is a hard work and we do this many times every month.
Please enjoy the music in this video. It was performed by the Japanese artist named Sojiro, and it was called “the original scenery of the hometown”. The song seems to bring people into a wonderland like peach blossom island, quietly appreciating the fragrance behind each petal. The feeling just likes to appreciate a wonderful hand woven silk carpet. The soul is baptized in song, washes the vicissitudes of the city and the pressure of life, and instead it was a soothing mood and a serene expression. 【more…】
Yilong’s hand knotted silk rugs are favored by many people at the Qinghai International Carpet Exhibition. In particular, a high-density hand-knotted silk carpet worthy $1.5 million has attracted great attention of visitors and reporters. The density of this star hand woven silk rug is 10,763,900 knots per square meter. It is woven by a skilled weaver spend 3 years to finish it under a magnifying glass. 【more…】
Frequent rug buyers know that rugs made with natural fibers can be pretty expensive. Most of the antique handmade rugs capture the eyes of customers when displayed for auction. Not only does material but the storytelling elements also affect the price. Moreover, many of the rugs have an artistic value considering how old the carpet is. People with enormous wealth tend to buy impressive things like houses, vehicle, mobile phones, etc. People buying the most expensive houses in the world will buy expensive rugs to cover up the empty spaces in the hallways and rooms. We have gathered a list of 10 most expensive rugs in the world. 【more…】
2018 China (Qinghai) international Tibetan carpet exhibition will be held in Qinghai international exhibition center on June 2. More than 206 carpet enterprises from 21 countries will attend this exhibition which from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Uzbekistan and China etc. It is expected that there will be more than 10,000 domestic and foreign businessmen will attend this exhibition. 【more…】
The Pazyryk carpet was discovered in an unique archaeological excavation in 1949 among the ices of Pazyryk Valley, in Altai Mountains in Siberia. This Iranian carpet was found in the grave of a Scythian prince. Radiocarbon testing indicated that the Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BC. This carpet is 283 by 200 cm (approximately 9.3 by 6.5 ft) and has 36 symmetrical knots per cm² (232 per inch²). The advanced weaving technique used in the Pazyryk carpet indicates a long history of evolution and experience in this art. Pazyryk carpet is considered as the oldest hand knotted carpet in the world. Its central field is a deep red color and it has two wide borders, one depicting deer and the other Persian horsemen. 【more…】
The main pattern of this hand knotted silk rug is Eslimi snake line pattern and Shah Abbas pattern.
From the Islamic culture of the Eslimi snake line pattern, the swirl of branches spread, represents the eternal life and the meaning of reincarnation, mainly used for the background and inner boundary of an Oriental rug. 【more…】
This hand knotted silk rug is designed with the traditional garden style, the river divides the garden into 35 square area. The tree, flowers and animals coexist in the ideal garden happily. The contents of each square area are different and can be independent of 35 fine pieces small rug. The animals are either in pairs, or two large and one small, lifelike and vivid, showing the happiness of love and family. The main boundary of this kind of garden carpet is usually quoted by the famous poet Hafez, who is regarded as god by the Iranian people, to add a poetic touch to the carpet. 【more…】
This hand-made silk rug is a unique design in the world, with vivid color and exquisite weaving, has won the favor of popularity of consumers. The whole carpet is designed with rose, a few aureate vases. The red rose match with wine red background color, full of vitality and the yearning for a better life.
It is not only a work of art, but also can add luster to your home; luxury, elegance shows it all.
Want to buy it? Contact us right now! [email protected]
You have seen a lot of exquisite workmanship and fine pattern handmade silk carpet. Do you know where are they been woven? And who weave them?
Each of handmade silk carpets is made in the farmers’ house of mountain area. Mountainous terrain is rugged, traffic is not suitable for popularization, the infrastructure construction is difficult, and the economic foundation is relatively backward. The people there depend on farming for a living, but they only have a little food to feed themselves, some of their children even can't afford to go to school. Weaving handmade rugs can give them some income to improve their lives.
During the harvest season, they harvest their crops. At the other time, they sit in front of the loom to weave carpet. They weave carpet at least 10 hours a day. Regarding the 30-50 years old weavers, they can weave around 6 square feet carpet per month. For the 50-60 years old weavers, they can weave around 4 square feet carpet per month.
Each of handmade carpet coagulates the painstaking effort of each weaver. Each carpet has a record that to be woven by which weaver. Each carpet you buy will improve the weavers' life, and can make their children get education.
The Domotex Asia/CHINAFLOOR exhibition which will be held in Shanghai from March 20th to 22th. Welcome to visit our booth. Our booth number is W5F48.
Good News! Some new design of Chinese art deco handmade silk rugs which produced by Yilong Carpet Factory have been launched today. The launched time was a month earlier than expected. The quality and color combination are very nice. We also can produce according to consumers’ favorite design and color.
Why to launch at February 16th? Because that February 16th is the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year 2018. This means a good starting. Hope the Chinese art deco silk rugs will be popular in the market.
At the beginning of year 2018, the first shipment of silk carpet around 10000 square feet have been sent to our customer.
This is a good start. Wishing the business of Yilong Carpet thriving and prosperous. 【more…】
Chinese Art Deco rugs and carpets have been a significant art form within the Chinese culture for many centuries, if not for several millennia. Their history, apart from being long and distinguished, is largely independent of that of the Middle East. First of all, they were woven almost solely for domestic consumption – such separation from Western influences resulted in those carpets having truly ethnic Chinese vibe and appearance. It was not until the 19th century, the Chinese started exporting rugs to the world of the West – other goods, such as bronzes and porcelain have already been exported for many years before. 【more…】