Bakhtiar is a region South-West of Isfahan and are settled Tribes in the Province of Chahar Mahal rather than the Nomadic Bakhtiari Tribe who lived further west.
Many of the carpets are made by Armenians, Kurd among others and are famous for their Panel Design Carpets known also as the Garden of Paradise with each box containing a different view of garden scenery with Birds, Trees, summer houses etc forming the major center point of the carpet.
Balouch rugs are tribal hand-woven rugs made in the southern part of Iran by nomadic Balouch tribes. The majority of Balouch rugs are woven in the province Sistan-Baluchistan, which sits on the extreme Southeast boundaries of Iran. A lot of Balouch rugs also come out of Iran's vast province of Khorassan which is just to the north.
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Apart from the Qum carpets of Iran, Hereke and Kayseri carpets are arms in arm with their Iranian counterpart and some of the best pieces were the Kum Kapi, impossible to find and even if you did the price would be astronomical today. The best place to see this part of Turkish history would be at the Topkapi Museum where the original and some of the finest examples are.
Fars region, southern Iran, has some of the most vibrant pieces namely Shiraz and Kashghai, although Shiraz was never a weaving village, there were still many carpets made here with a quality lower than the Kashghai with bigger, looser and less defined in design. Kashghai was more renowned because of their Turkic tradition as they made many contributions to their historical Fars regions.
So called Rainbow Senneh as they has 5-8 multi coloured silk warps as their fringes.
Well renowned for its recognition of having graceful elegance, color and fine silky wool the “American Sarouk “ from the Province of Arak which were specifically made for the American Markets. Wool on Cotton base with natural colors and flowing design made these much sought after pieces of the of the 19th and 20th century.
Well known for their Pure Silk Carpets in the Holy City of Iran.
The patterns are intricate and floral with the famous mosque domes as an example of their hand-painted intricate works going back centuries with elegance and shine from the silk making them a formal and delicate rug while The Colors are normally pink with blue, reds, greens and various other colors.
Other patterns well known were the Prayer Design which is normally facing one way and the Garden of Paradise panel design which were made famous by the Bakhtiar tribes.
A typical red and blue carpet. One of the most popular in floral designs ever made from every carpet weaving centre of this world. A formal carpet with utmost elegance due to its colors and richness in design.
Mainly wool on cotton base with some being made with silk in the older days where they were solely done for royalty and the master weavers of Kashan took the pride of this town just north of Mei-Meh to the masses and made it a much sought after piece and the qualities that they produced were outstanding.
One of the best weavers before the second world war came from here and is well known for it fine carpets for many hundreds of years. Recognized the world over as many of them were exported to US and Europe and trading in these carpets was much sought after for its elegant rich colors.
With its diamond shaped medallion and the field rich with flowers and branches of trees the red and blue classic carpets never lost its mark in the international or local markets.
A region best known for their fineness and elegance in the late 1900’s surpassing many city carpets. The Herati design which is seen clearly on Tabriz’s and Bijars made in Senneh gave its prominence when they started to use multi color silk fringes and due to the fact the silk was fine so was the knotting. A sure way to know it authenticity is the colored fringes could be seen at the back of the carpet like stripes along the length.
Nain speaks of the architecture of the buildings and mosques of Iran. The intricate works on the carpets with its fine knots blue and white colors with silk highlights are the distinguishing style that stands apart from the rest of the city weaves. The designs have been imbedded in marble with its lovely hues for centuries and that tradition went from the dome onto a carpet, as if you were looking up on the ceiling on your floor.
The Mahi, from the city of Tabriz, is one of the most elegant carpets in the world. It shows very small silk-lined fish, almost a paisley pattern, scattered neatly throughout the many borders and medallions of the carpet. The tiny flowers and border details are also outlined in silk, and the wool is usually of the finest 'Kurk'. The magic of a Mahi, especially in the higher KPSI, is in the subtle color ranges of each piece, from beiges to brown, black or navy to grey, and every shade of green.