KASHAN is located 258 km (160 miles) south of TEHRAN. It is a large oasis town along the western edge of the great desert, KAVIR, in the province of ISFAHAN in central IRAN.
The central heights of the country cross this township and part of it is located in a vast plain while the other part is
The province of Hamedan is located in the west of Iran, and the city of Harnedan; the capital of this province, in one of the most ancient and historical cities of Iran. Its origin goes back to the second millennium b.C. the
A great number of mediocre rugs are made by the Baluchi tribes which have been settled in the region of Khorasan around Mashhad, Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, Torbat-e-jarn, Sarakhs and in the Province of Slstan-Baluchestan around Zahedan and Iran-Shahr. A number of Baluchi Tribes in Afghnistan also weave rugs.
In spite of the fact that carpet weaving in Qom started almost seventy years ago, it gained widespread recognition and fame for the attractive designs, agreeable colours and nice texture of its carpet within Iran and in all the other parts of the world. For this reason, the carpets woven in the nearby cities of Saveh and Shahreza sometimes are
The fertile and vast province of Azarbaijan is divided into two provinces, i. e., east and west.
Carpet weaving has never been popular in West Azarbaijan. On the contrary, in East Azarbaijan, the development of this industry has always been considerable and worthy of attention. In the last one hundred years, Azarbaijan province has had its outstanding share in contributing to the expansion of the carpet industry
Shah-Abbas the great chose the city of Esfahan as the capital during the Safavid dynasty. He built many magnificent buildings and mosques in the city.
Shah-Abbas, like other rulers of this dynasty patronised Iranian artists and established several court workshops. From that era until modern times, Esfahan has kept its reputation for creating fantastic pieces of
The Afshars are one of the greatest nomadic tribes of Iran. Their most famous member was Nadir Shah, the eighteenth century king who defeated an Afghan insurrection and went on to capture Delhi from which he carried the Peacock Throne back to Iran amongst other spoils. Nowadays, the Afshars are famous chiefly for their
These rugs are relatively coarse and durable. However, one can also find decorative and beautiful carpets with interesting and pleasant designs made of natural and brilliant colours, either those woven for Bakhtiari tribal .
The dyers often prefer to use natural colours to dye the fibres of the carpet. Their preference for the background is
Wherever the Persian carpet is spread, in a house or in an office, it gives a sense of warmth and splendour to the place; nevertheless one should consider some basic elements in connection with the selection and decoration of carpets. This indicates the good taste of the decorator and the purchaser; it also has a great and undeniable influence in the durability of the carpet.
The colour, the texture and the design are three principal elements, which must be considered when buying a carpet.
Antique, silk, or delicate carpets with a light background should never be spread in a hall, dining room or children's bedroom, because in