Shiraz, an ancient city in Iran/Persia, home of two of the greatest poets of Persia, Hafez and Sa’di, known as the city of roses nightingales and mesmerising spring air. It also boasts proximity to Persepolis, the seat of the great Achaemenid Empire, known for culture, tolerance and as the birthplace of the first charter of human rights.
The name Shiraz has travelled wide and far, from South Africa to Australia, thanks to a variety of wine grape from that region of Iran that found new homes in many other countries across the globe.
Shiraz wines, whether produced in Australia, South Africa, or elsewhere, have in common a warmth and fullness of colour and texture that sets it apart from other types of wine.
The lesser known cousin of Shiraz wine, the Shiraz carpet, also shares the same qualities: warmth, rich texture and colour and, at the same time, simplicity. The wool is primarily from sheep, traditionally kept by the nomadic and settled populations, and is rich in organic fats which give Persian and Oriental handmade carpets their durability.
So next time that you visit our showroom at Carpet City, make sure to touch a Shiraz carpet or kilim and feel the connection with the ancient land that gave birth to the Shiraz wine and Shiraz carpet.