Part of the wonder and magic of owning a Persian rug can come through learning something about the history and culture around its production. Whilst there is an abundance of literature on the library shelves that can help with this, YouTube boasts some very interesting videos that prick your interest and introduce you to the subject.
- Colours of My Culture – http://youtu.be/7b2f2kpTVao
The first recommended video is presented quite artistically with a prominent musical overlay. The close up shots of the production process shows the intricacy of the design and the skill required to produce a piece.
- Around the World in 80 Treasures – http://youtu.be/62NmISLekqI
This clip is an excerpt of the BBC programme ‘Around the World in 80 Treasures’ and features a journalistic view of rug production. Interviews with those involved in the rug making process are fascinating and thought provoking.
- UNESCO: Traditional Skills of Carpet Weaving – http://youtu.be/xaBsaQwwV7Y
Presented in documentary format, this production by UNESCO looks at the process and shows examples of the tools used alongside the techniques.