For more than one hundred years designers of some of the very best luxury interiors have chosen handmade Persian rugs to work into their designs and compliment them.
Some of the worlds finest rugs known on a global scale as fine art have been designed and weaved by family and tribal weavers. Some of the worlds luxury
rugs have today been made by a single family all working on one loom from their home.
While the workshops of these families may be small, the rugs for some of the most prestigious interiors around the world are of very high quality, with culture, traditions and beliefs all being woven into the design of each of the very best
Persian rugs. Only one or two small Persian rugs are needed to bring a presence to any room of any home interior
. When placed in the same location as art, a good quality Persian rug compliments it. Not only are they a form of visual art in home interiors
, they also have the very best
tactile qualities about them. This enhances the lives of those who touch the rugs. Persian rugs help to make the world a much better place.
Persian rugs and carpets are a very important part of Persian culture and art. Carpet weaving is one of the most distinguished manifestations of culture and art, which dates back to ancient Persia. Persian carpets are typically divided into three different groups, Farsh/Qalii which are generally sized anything larger than 6x4 feet. Qalicheh, sized 6x4 feet or smaller and the nomadic carpets,
which are known as Kilim. The weaving of rugs and carpets dates back to 500 B.C during the Achaemenid. The Collins Gallery specializes in interior
Persian Rugs from 75 to 150 years of age and has an inventory that is well known around the world for some of the very best luxury
Persian rugs from around the world. Emphasis is put on South Persian tribal and village rugs for the home interior
There is always a superb selection of large and very decorative luxury
Persian carpets available for the home interior
. The Collins Gallery has clientele that is international. The gallery was founded in 1979 and some of his original collections from the mid seventies provided the beginning inventory. John Collins has been involved in eight major exhibitions and sales of South Persian tribal, along with village rugs. He has also exhibited at every American Conference on Oriental Carpets along with lecturing at three of them. The Collins Gallery is now set in spacious settings in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA and has developed connections over the past twenty five years, and is able to pass their knowledge on to clients and collectors looking for that special rug for their home or office.