Vintage Isfahan Rug - Super fine
Antique Isfahan Carpet
Silk Warps and wool wefts
Size 1.70 x 94
Very fine with a beautifully intricate design
Approx 40+ yrs
In the middle of Iran lies the city of Isfahan; Today, it is an important industrial city with a population of 1.2 million inhabitants Architecturally, the city is a masterwork and one of the finest in the islamic world. In the city and in its surroundings a large number of master workshops can be found. Many of them have a world reputation for their beautiful use of patterns often inspired by the mosques tile works, or the gardens of the cities and palaces. Carpets from Isfahan have a high reputation when it comes to the composition of the patterns, materials and designs. They are characterized by a fine pile with extremly high knot density (Senneh knots) that sometimes are made on silk warps. The material, mostly wool, and colours are made of the highest quality. The motifs often consists of medallions with palmettes and but figural motifs also occur.