I could spend all today looking at rugs, especially handmade rugs from different parts of the world. Many collectors and designers consider Persian and Turkish carpets to be some of the finest in the world in large part due to the style, craftsmanship and deep, rich colors attained from vegetable dies. A typical 9’x12′ Persian handwoven carpet takes approximately 3000 hours to weave. There’s a great article here on how to buy a Persian carpet, highly recommended if you are in the market for one. This is a Persian carpet I’m considering for a client, it has these amazing colors, a purplish grey and fire engine orange (if that’s possible, not sure if the picture shows them enough).