Where do the best handmade rugs come from?
If this question was asked twenty years ago, the answer would be Iran. Since then though, India , Pakistan , China and Turkey have far exceeded quality standards and are now making exceptional qualities after learning the trade from Persian weavers. It is not dependent on the country, but rather on each individual rug. Each country makes varying quality levels of rugs. Therefore in our opinion its best to evaluate each and every rug on its own merit and not by the country of origin. For example you can most certainly have an area rug hand woven in Pakistan or India for that matter that is actually finer and better quality than some area rugs from Iran. It really all depends on the weavers hand at the time and the particular raw materials used in the process.