Persian Carpet Symbols


October 7, 2013 by carpetu2

Meaning of the Symbols

In order to understand the symbols on a Persian carpet we need to look through the history of the Persian carpet weaving and find the meaning behind the art of these motifs that are extremely important for the nomads both in a religious and in a cultural sense.

There are particular symbols and colours that have specific meaning in the weaving process for the nomads and the herding people. These symbols are used frequently from these people due to their belief that they provide life enhancing abilities. Colour was also used as a medium to provide spiritual activation in a nomads life and in other cases to provide harmony and balance in his relationship with nature.

There are several symbols that are portrayed in an original Persian carpet. We have provided you with a directory bellow that will give you a better understanding of these symbols and explain their meaning. Also we will explain the implementation of colour on a Persian carpet and the reason behind it.


animals meaning


plants meaning

Other Symbols

other symbols meaning

Persian Numerals

Persian Numerals


Colour pallette

Find these symbols above and unlock the secrets of your Persian carpet. You will be one step closer in understanding its value and appreciate the art and the intricate design in its patterns.


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