8. The Tabriz Carpet
From northwest Persia, the Tabriz carpet is a traditional example of Mahi field colours and patterns. The borders are covered with the turtle shell design and the excellent condition of this rug is why it sold for nearly $70,000.
7. Fereghan Sarouk
At nearly $75,000, the Fereghan carpet is the perfect example of a Fereghan Sarouk design. This type of rug is a firm favourite amongst collectors, with its loose symmetrical hour glass design as well as the three large medallions evenly spaced down the length of the rug.
6. Mohtashem Kashan Carpet
The Mohatashem Kashan carpet originates from central Persia and is known to be one of the highest grade Kashan carpets produced in the 19th century. With a price tag of nearly $100,000, quality is everything. This rug boasts a beautiful palette of light and dark colours to compliment the intricate detailing in the stitching
5. Ziegler Mahal Carpet
The Siegler Mahal Carpet also originates from central Persia. This large cut rug features the infamous flower patterned border along with deep royal colours. This rug was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $98,500 USD
4. Isfahan Carpet
This beautiful Isfahan carpet is from the collection of a former wealthy Tobacco heiress, Doris Duke. The rectangular shaped rug has eye catching colours and patterns along the length, with elaborate pattern designs occupying the centre
3. Ziegler Mahal Carpet (2)
The Ziegler Mahal Carpet was sold for a staggering $170,500. With its soft and delicate coloured palettes, this large sized rug is one for the collectors item. Although it does appear to be in need of some furnishing, the Ziegler Mahal is still a very expensive carpet
2. Ziegler Mahal Carpet (3)
The second most expensive Persian rug in the word is another Ziegler Mahal Carpet. Once again, originating from central Persia, this rug is high in demand due to the large print scale and colourful palette. This Ziegler Mahal fetched an astonishing $182,500, largely thanks to its incredible quality and condition
1. Silk Isfahan Rug
The most expensive Persian rug in the world is the silk Isfahan rug from Central Persia. This stunning piece of crafstmanship fetched nearly $4.5 million when it was sold at an auction in 2008. Made from rare built pure silk, the silk Isfahan rug is a true collectors item and with if kept in good condition can go on to be quite an investment