Soltanabad Persian rug
Soltanabad Persian rug is a kind of Persian rug made in Arak city of Iran.
According to Cecil Edwards, the carpet in Arak was once important, prestigious and abundant, and it was a competitor of the Kerman carpet. Among the important characteristics of the carpet is that bad weaving and fake knots and pairs are less common in the carpets of this area, and from this The quality of work increases.
Arak carpet is one of the coarse woven carpets, whose KPSI reaches 210 and rarely 329 in the best case. Of course, in this category of carpets, there are also finely woven carpets that are woven on the order of customers. In the past, unlike some regions of Iran, where young boys were also involved in weaving, carpet weaving was a completely female job. Every woman or girl had to sit at the foot of the scaffold for a year as an apprentice to learn the techniques of work.
In terms of quality, the carpet is one of the medium and high-quality carpets and in terms of price, it is one of the cheap carpets in Iran. One of the reasons for the cheapness of the carpet is its coarse texture and its weight. Coarse-woven carpets are often heavy, and since Persian knots are used in them, they beat the comb harder to tighten the knots so that the rug is strong.
Special genius in dyeing has been one of the strong points of Arak carpet. The use of natural plants such as the use of runas, hair leaves, pomegranate skin, walnut skin, and spark and red seed to color carpet creams has been common in the past. Among the colors used in this region’s carpets is Doghi Farahan red. , blue, yellow, lacquer, navy blue, green, pale green, cream, beige, copper, fawn, brown, blue, mash, gold.