The Persian rug is a term that refers to an art form originating from Iran, while some oriental rug styles come from regions near Persia. Oriental rugs come from a wide variety of countries around the globe. They include Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Tibet, Afghanistan, and Turkey. However, Persian rugs are manufactured in what is now called modern-day Iran.
It is a fact that a genuine Oriental or Persian carpet does not have fringes that have been sewn on. These fringes are an integral part of the rug as they represent the ends of the warp yarns. If you should observe on the back that the fringes have been sewn on, there is a good chance it is not a genuine oriental rug.