The exact date of the first hand-knotted carpet is unknown, but historians believe that some sort of organized and sophisticated rug weaving was done in Egypt and ancient Persia before 300 BC. Pictorial records show that in ancient times patterned fabrics were placed before the Pharoah’s throne and only royal personage were allowed to tread or kneel upon them. Rugs have also been chronicled in the annals of history as prized possessions of the royal. The oldest rug known to us was by a king who ruled about 26 centuries ago. This rug is known as Pazyryk and was unearthed by archeologists from the King’s grave in Siberia in the year 1948. Around the 14th century rugs were considered to be pieces of art reflecting history and stories of different cultures.