Isfahan style handmade carpet

- Nov 10, 2020-

Isfahan style handmade carpet

During the Abbasid era, Isfahan, known as the "half of the world", became an important town for producing wool carpets. Isfahan carpets also became precious works of art that the palace, royal families and even the Holy See rushed to buy. The background of Isfahan carpets is mostly magenta, and the main pattern is composed of gem-like central sunflower, Shah Abbas palm leaves, curly leaves, entwined vines and flowers. At the same time, images of lions, flowers, birds, fish and insects and a small number of characters will also be used in the patterns. Isfahan rugs are woven on the warp and weft threads of real silk using the best wool in the world—Korke wool. Today, Isfahan carpets are still considered the best Persian carpets in the world.

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It is said that Emperor Abbas liked Chinese porcelain very much and he had an innate high-level aesthetic for artworks. The design of some of its carpets is also deeply influenced by Chinese porcelain painting. Isfahan carpets also became precious works of art that the palace, royal families and even the Holy See rushed to buy.

The carpets in the Isfahan production area are mostly wool or silk and wool blends, and the patterns are mostly gazelles, flowers and birds; the floral patterns are mainly sunflowers, palm leaves, and vines.