The world oldest known carpet is Pazirik carpet made 500 BC.

2500 YEARS OLD PAZIRIK CARPET

The world’s oldest known hand-woven carpet was discovered during the summer of 1949 in a mound by the skirts of Altay Mountains, which extend to all the way to Siberia. The unearthing happened when Sergei Rudenko discovered a cavalier’s grave in Pazirik Valley towards the end of his excavation work. The prominence and value that humanity has given to carpets was revitalized once more.  The warrior who rested in that grave had fallen into his eternal sleep with his horse that he valued more than anything and his carpet that he hugged tightly.  Burying a person with their most precious belongings was a central Asia tradition and this ritual was held for important individuals such as warriors, clan or community leaders and ordinary people as well.. By carefully removing it out of the grave, the excavation team brought the 2500 year-old carpet once more to the light.  It was one of the two most prized belongings the warrior wished to take with him on his unknown journey. The design of the carpet, whose original is currently on display at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, consisted of a wide rim of cavalier figures, a second wide rim of deer figures and geometrical flowers in 24 squares as the background. This was the first ever known carpet design; that represented an absolutely marvelous handicraft. The only reason it survived tens of centuries is the Turkish double knot technique that was employed weaving the PAZİRİK Carpet. Today, this technique is still used in Hereke carpet weaving. Currently, HAN CARPET is not just capable of manufacturing the exact Pazirik carpet; that is confirmed to have been woven back in the 5th century BC, but we have also elevated our hand-made rug making trade with outstanding materials and modern weaving technique to new levels of irrefutable superiority in both durability and splendor.