Isfahan Rug/Original Persian Rugs
Isfahan, in the course of history, has had a significant role in the formation and crediting the Iranian culture and art. This glorious city as one of the most beautiful cities of Iran and the world, has been a rendez vous for many artists and people interested in Iranian culture and art from all over the world. Before its authority during the safavid era (16th century), Isfahan has been the capital for the Boieds and saljuks (13th century).
The constant glory and greatness of Isfahan started since it was chosen as the government center of safavids and not only from political point of view but also from cultural point of view became the beating heart of Iran science, culture and an. In this very land, the basis of safavid art school became consolidated and came to its peak by great artists, like Reza Abbasi. Professor arthur weilhelm pope, the well-known art lover, was so attracted by this city that, after years of studies about world art and culture, chose it as his rest place.
The civil structure of Isfahan, with places such as Meydan-e-Naghshe Jahan and the buildings surrounding it, including Ali-Ghapoo, Chehel Sotoon and the beautiful zayandehrood river with memories from different eras such as Marnan pol, Siosepol, ... which had saved its shape since 400 years ago, make this city as a live, everlasting museum in the center of Iran.
This city, depending on its huge cultural past and its artistic improvements in all different branches of art including, architecture, painting, calligraphy, literature, music and specially carpet weaving, has found a very high position.
Carpet weaving, raw materials and weaving techniques
Among artistic works of Isfahan, carpet is the one production with its unique values and identity. that has been acting as the ambassador of Iranian art introducing art to the world. The achievements of carpet weaving in Isfahan, with city weaving style and a history of 400 years, is in a such manner that has made its carpet as one of the most avant-garde Iranian original carpet in city weaving style.
Isfahan carpet uses the offset warp with asymmetric knot (coptic knot) with two wefts in each row. The usual woven carpets in Isfahan use 50-60 with very high delicacy and high quality in different sizes, specialty carpets.
The used raw material in Isfahan carpet is one of the most delicate wool, coming from central parts of Iran and is colored in the suburb dye houses or in the near towns, using silk in the carpet weaving is very popular in the weaving of silk warp, silk flower, and full silk carpet.
Due to the use of suitable looms and tools and very accurate and expert inspection, Isfahan carpet is one the most original and best quality carpet among Iranian carpets.
Design, pattern and color
One of the most important quality characteristics of Isfahan carpet is the use of original Iranian designs, patterns and colors.
The use of original Iranian composed and coordinated in each carpet and very well shows themselves. As mentioned, the richest sources of design and pattern of Iranian tradition carpet must be found in Isfahan. The designers have enjoyed this for years and have added to its richness.
One of the most famous and most popular designs on Isfahan carpet is the Toranj corner design. The corner design, Shah Abbasi toranj and Eslimi are quite popular in Isfahan carpets. Other designs used are called: Medallion, repeated Zel-u-Sultani, and Afshan.
The dom design, toranj design, is one of the designs used in the recent decade weavings and is inspired by the designs and doms remaining from safavid era. The Eslimi, Shah Abbasi and bushes designs are used with greatest accuracy and delicacy with curved lines in Isfahan carpet design.
The rebirth of isfahan carpet and its acceleration in the recent decade is in debated to famous artists like Ahmad Archang, Issa Bahadori, Abbas Karbasion and Javad Rostam Shirzi. There is no doubt that looking at and living with isfahan carpet reveals at each moment some parts of the beauties of the traditional an of Iran and specially unlimited values of Isfahan art.