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Persian rugs are known for their richness and beauty. The characteristics and quality of rugs can differ significantly between different regions of Iran. Carpet designs can vary from region to region and often village to village. Many have floral designs with roaming tendrils and come in wide variety of colors. Other time-honored Persian motifs include bold medallions, spandrels, repeating arabesques, dramatic borders often utilizing repeated Herati patterns of flowers centered within diamonds.

Regional patterns and designs have been handed down from one generation to the next ensuring that each is distinct and special. The type of material used, the method of tying knots and the density of knots per square inch, combined with specific design schemes all give a unique cultural fingerprint to each carpet. Considering the number of knots to be tied a carpet may take several months to a year to make hence the prices that must be paid to secure one of these works of art.

Town carpets:

Tabriz in the West, Kerman in the South, and Mashhad in the Northeast of Iran, together with the central Iranian towns of Kashan, Isfahan, Nain and Qom are the main centers of town manufacture.

Tabriz has been a center of carpet production for centuries. All kinds of designs are reproduced by Tabrizi weavers, with wool or silk in the pile, and wool, cotton or silk in the foundation.

Kerman is known for finely knotted, elegant carpets with prominent cochineal red, ivory and golden yellow colours. Their medaillons are elegantly designed, and elaborate versions of the boteh design are often seen in the field.

Mashhad carpets are of average quality. Cochineal red is often used. Emogli carpets are made of silk, and represent the finest carpets manufactured in Mashhad. They show dense arabesque patterns on red ground.

Kashan is the oldest carpet-producing city in Central Iran. Famous for its production of silk carpets, carpet weaving was revived in the late 19th century. The earliest carpets woven in Kashan at the turn of the nineteenth century show some imbalances in their designs, which was overcome, and carpets were produced mainly with a red or ivory field and elaborate ogival central medallions.

Isfahan, Nain, and Qom revived or started carpet manufacture by the mid-twentieth century. All-silk, or silk pile on cotton foundation carpets are produced with asymmetrical knots. Their design is often inspired by Safavid designs. Carpets from Qom and Nain often have richly decorated medaillons, and tender light blue and ivory colours. Isfahan carpets use more dark red and blue colours.

Provincial Carpet Regions of Iran:

* Abadeh
* Bakhtiari
* Kerman
*Qom
* Afghan
* Bijar
* Lilihan
* Tabriz
* Ardabil
* Borujerd
* Mashhad
* Varamin
* Ahar
* Isfahan
* Nain
* Zanjan
* Afshar
* Jozan
* Shahsevan
 
* Arak
* Kashan
* Shiraz
 

 







Certificate of Authenticity:

The following is a copy of the certificate to be issued with each carpet purchased guaranteeing it is a genuine handmade carpet.

 

 

 

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