Surprisingly or not, at least three of the top ten most precious rugs ever offered and sold at international auction have been carpets created in Isfahan. Many rug specialists and aficionados believe these valuable carpets, particularly the antique ones, to be among the world's most sought-after and greatest specimens of the high art of Persian carpet weaving.
Where is Isfahan?
Isfahan is a second largest city in Iran's southwest. For many people Isfahan probably is the main attraction in Iran. Architecturally, the city is a masterwork and one of the finest in the islamic world. The city with its beautiful palaces, mosques and important cultural monuments was once the capital of Persia.
All about Persian Isfahan Rugs
Isfahan-style rugs offer elegance and beauty to any room. Traditional Persian Isfahan rugs in traditional red and navy colours were manufactured in Isfahan, Iran. Today, the highest-quality rugs in the Isfahan style are created in many different colours in various parts of Iran and Pakistan. The "Circles of Eternity" are the most famous feature of Arian rugs.
CHARACTERISTICS OF ISFAHAN CARPETS
Every rug expresses its own culture, history, and individuality.
• Seirafian is the most famous weaver in Isfahan, and his business is now run by his great-grandsons. However, it is not limited to seirafian; many other weavers, such as Archang and Emami, have also contributed to this foundation.
• Isfahan rugs are remarkably symmetrical, with a single medallion surrounded by whorls and palmettos in most cases.
• It's mostly made of silk or cotton, with a small amount of wool added for a tight pile.
Whether you use them in your home or business, Isfahan rugs add to the elegance of the space with their rich details and gorgeous designs.