When were Persian Rugs Introduced to Americans?

December 4, 2009 by  
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By Mehdi Abedi and Lisa Slappy, Rice University educators and owners of the Pride of Persia Persian rugs were among the household items brought by colonists as they settled into this hemisphere in the late 1600s.  Europe has been familiar with Persian rugs from at least the time of Shah Abbas I of the Safavids. […]