The Art of Color on Persian Rugs-II

Today let’s talk the other classic colors of Persian rugs.

Gold and Yellow

We often associate gold and yellow to illustrate their attributes as warm colors. In Persian rugs, the plants commonly used to dye yellow tones are pomegranate, vine, saffron and chamomile, which often represents the sun and a happy life.

Gold is a mixture of yellow and brown, representing wealth and power in Persian rugs, and meanwhile it is also a symbol of the royal family. If the pile of the Persian rug is all gold, it may mean that this rug is very expensive.


Brown is the color of the ground and the clay. In the dyeing of Persian rugs, it is usually extracted from walnut and oak. It is a symbol of richness.


In Western countries such as Europe or the United States, orange often symbolizes entertainment, eclecticism, activity and danger, but in Eastern countries, orange is the main color of Buddhism and Hinduism and is very religious. Orange is usually obtained by mixing yellow and red. In Persian rugs, it represents loyalty, humility and piety.

Beige and White

Beige is very common in Persian rugs, just like it’s with a layer of shadow on white. White in the Persian rugs symbolizes purity, innocence and neatness, and beige has the same meaning.


At last, black is very rare in Persian rugs, because from an aesthetic point of view, black has a strong influence on other colors and is a powerful color. In addition, black usually represents bad luck and destructiveness, so weavers of Persian rugs rarely choose black, but this is not absolute.

In rugs in areas such as the Caucasus, black is often used as the ground color to represent control. Black in Persian rugs is usually extracted from oak and iron.

So which color of rugs does you favor?


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