In the previous century, the trend of Persian carpets has spread itself for over the world in such way that few residences in the Europe did not own them. Nomad Shepherds were used to spread small carpets in their tents and until currently the Iranians prefer to have their houses floor covered by carpets. There are proof that these carpets existence are brought from before the Islamic period.
In the Islamic period, Turkish tribes have initiated their migration to Anatólia. Its journeys have brought them through Iran where some tribes decided to remain in the north regions. At that moment the Turkish already possessed handmade carpets , utilizing a special kind knot. As from the middle ages , the Iranians have combined these Turkish knots with its own Persian knots , since then, way to weave a carpet has changed tremendously.

The monarchs Safavidas have been the first one to sponsor the manufacture of carpets. Following the textile art and any others, the art of carpets has archived its highest level of perfection in the sixteenth and seventh century.The most majority of the carpet maintained in the museums dates from that period.Just after the death of Safavidas, the art of carpets has enter into decadence, being again boosted in the period of Oajares.It was then, when the European market has opened its doors for the Persian carpets which was generally imported thorugh Istanbul.Due to the trend of the market , the designs and colors have presented some changes. Currently, however, as how in the, an Iranian carpet of good quality which is not weaved only for profit purposes, expresses the pleasure and the creativity of the artesian.

The universal fame of the Iranian carpet is due mainly to its knots attractiveness, style evolution, colors coordination and long duration.
Each region in the Iran has its own and different characteristics which differs between themselves in the way the carpet is weaved , being that by the style of each carpet it can be determined the region in which it is owned.