Esfahan

Esfahan


Isfahan is a world famous city in Iran. The finest Persian carpets are made in Isfahan, with 650.000 to 1.000.000 knots per square meter and silk incorporated in the carpets. Another highlight are the very sharp figures and motives Isfahans have due to the very fine knotting.

One of the most famous cities of Iran is Isfahan in the same-named province. It also is the capitol of the province and with 1,8 million citizens, Isfahan ranks among the biggest cities of Iran. Isfahan once was the capitol of the whole Persian empire. This prestigious and history-charged city is also very popular among tourists. Many arts are taught in Isfahan, for instance painting, lithography, mosaic art and of course the art of carpet weaving. Majestic carpets are knotted by professional hands. Isfahan carpets belong to the best of what Persian carpet factories have to offer. With a knot density of 650.000 to 1.000.000 knots per square meter, Isfahans rank among the finest of Persian carpets. The design of Isfahans is oriented towards the city’s palaces, gardens and mosques. In addition, hunting scenes, images of nature or Herati patterns are common for Isfahans. Since material and workmanship are superb and unbeatable, the weavers are able to display very sharp figures and motives. An asymmetric knot (Persian knot) is utilized. Warp and weft are either made of cotton or silk, the pile is made of high quality wool such as cork wool or silk as well.

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