PERSIAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
It comes from the beautiful city of Isfahan in the center of Persia. A stylized medallion in red-ocher on a golden field profusely decorated with floral motifs and some patterns in light blue. Its fretwork decorated with flowers linked in ocher and blue, combining with the center.
For many people, Isfahan is probably the main attraction in Iran. Architecturally, the city is a masterpiece and one of the highlights in the Islamic world.
In the city and its surroundings you can find a wide range of workshops. Many of them have a worldwide reputation: as Seirafian, Davari, Enteshar and Haghighi. Often the motifs are inspired by the tile works of mosques or the gardens and palaces of cities. The carpets of Isfahan have a high classification when it comes to the composition of motives, materials and realization. Isfahan is characterized by thin rugs with high density of Shah Abbas motifs, but figurative motifs can also be found.