Isfahan / Isfahan Silk

In the heart of Iran, at the foot of the Zagros mountains and the desert to the right lies the city of Isfahan, the former capital of Persia during the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736).

Often said to be the most elegant and beautiful city in the entire country, it is also home to some of the country’s top master weavers and some of the most exquisite examples of Persian carpet craftmanship comes from Isfahan.

A large number of workshops can be found in and around the city, many of them enjoying a worldly reputation such as Davari, Enteshar, Haghighi and Seirafian.

A rich history in carpet production, with carpets made exclusively for nobles and elites, the city reached its pinnacle during the Safavid dynasty and particularly under Shah Abbas’ rule (1587-1629). The powerful Shah Abbas was a great believer and appreciator of art and architecture and under his rule there was a renaissance of art throughout Persia, centering around the city of Isfahan. To this day the city is world widely known for its incredible architecture, majestic palaces such as the Ali Qapo Palace, stunning mosques such as the Emam mosque thought by many to be the finest in the country as well as other intricate artwork.  For a visitor to the city of Isfahan, it is easy to understand the essence of the 16th century Persian proverb ”Isfahan nesf-e-jahan – Isfahan is half the world.”

Carpets from Isfahan are considered to be among the finest and most sophisticated of all Persian carpets. Characterized by a knot density of 650,000 knots per square metre and upwards, the carpets are made using high quality wool and silk and feature intricate detailed patterns. They are excellent works of craftmanship, only possible to create by the most talented and experienced of weavers.

Isfahan carpets are very finely knotted and clipped rather short in order for the pattern to feature more prominently. Silk is used to accentuate certain details such as floral patterns and the warp can be of either silk or cotton.

Isfahan carpets are usually quality marked with ”khefts” on the fringes on the backside of the carpet.  The number of different coloured warp threads are seen in even intervals and counted over a span of 1 metre they vary between 7 to 16. The higher the number of threads the finer and higher knot density the carpet has.

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    Isfahan
    70 x 102 cm
    €665
  2. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    150 x 237 cm
    €3,560
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    Shahreza
    Shahreza
    135 x 210 cm
    Special Price €1,169 Regular Price €1,799
  4. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    155 x 218 cm
    €13,299
  5. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    150 x 224 cm
    €10,299
  6. Shahreza
    Shahreza
    193 x 272 cm
    €1,959
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    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Salimi
    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Salimi
    394 x 590 cm
    Special Price €33,600 Regular Price €42,000
  8. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    70 x 109 cm
    €630
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    Ilam SIgnature:  Sherkat Fars
    Ilam SIgnature: Sherkat Fars
    133 x 207 cm
    Special Price €7,679 Regular Price €9,599
  10. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    110 x 175 cm
    €2,799
  11. Isfahan Ziegler
    Isfahan Ziegler
    260 x 325 cm
    €4,562
  12. Shahreza
    Shahreza
    96 x 204 cm
    €423
  13. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    66 x 96 cm
    €490
  14. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    108 x 165 cm
    €3,115
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    136 x 211 cm
    Special Price €2,625 Regular Price €3,750
  16. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    78 x 397 cm
    €4,250
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    297 x 347 cm
    Special Price €5,585 Regular Price €7,979
  18. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    105 x 160 cm
    €3,430
  19. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    81 x 125 cm
    €1,750
  20. Shahreza
    Shahreza
    144 x 186 cm
    €979
  21. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    165 x 248 cm
    €3,599
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    295 x 375 cm
    Special Price €5,311 Regular Price €6,639
  23. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    294 x 370 cm
    €6,499
  24. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    290 x 365 cm
    €7,949
  25. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    70 x 111 cm
    €1,749
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    206 x 313 cm
    Special Price €10,237 Regular Price €15,749
  27. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    82 x 125 cm
    €1,229
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    71 x 101 cm
    Special Price €546 Regular Price €840
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    80 x 303 cm
    Special Price €1,959 Regular Price €2,799
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    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Ghorbani
    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Ghorbani
    153 x 235 cm
    Special Price €3,822 Regular Price €5,880
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    108 x 173 cm
    Special Price €2,020 Regular Price €2,525
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    Isfahan Signature : Isfahan Hajarfroush
    Isfahan Signature : Isfahan Hajarfroush
    258 x 357 cm
    Special Price €17,150 Regular Price €24,500
  33. Isfahan Silk
    Isfahan Silk
    153 x 243 cm
    €7,199
  34. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    100 x 150 cm
    €840
  35. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    245 x 355 cm
    €5,439
  36. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    290 x 477 cm
    €6,899
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    205 x 300 cm
    Special Price €6,930 Regular Price €9,900
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    Isfahan Antique
    Isfahan Antique
    135 x 210 cm
    Special Price €4,399 Regular Price €5,499
  39. Isfahan Antique
    Isfahan Antique
    138 x 200 cm
    €4,000
  40. Isfahan Ziegler
    Isfahan Ziegler
    100 x 131 cm
    €708
  41. Isfahan Antique
    Isfahan Antique
    140 x 200 cm
    €2,949
  42. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    105 x 162 cm
    €2,415
  43. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    160 x 240 cm
    €6,399
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    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Teryakchi
    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Teryakchi
    80 x 123 cm
    Special Price €1,201 Regular Price €1,715
  45. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    109 x 165 cm
    €2,365
  46. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    95 x 128 cm
    €2,499
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    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Bozari
    Isfahan Signature : Iran Isfahan Bozari
    89 x 132 cm
    Special Price €1,981 Regular Price €2,830
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    98 x 147 cm
    Special Price €2,099 Regular Price €2,999
  49. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    173 x 238 cm
    €8,050
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    290 x 350 cm
    Special Price €5,591 Regular Price €6,989
  51. Ilaam
    Ilaam
    197 x 297 cm
    €6,589
  52. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    155 x 240 cm
    €7,200
  53. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    106 x 160 cm
    €2,380
  54. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    71 x 109 cm
    €665
  55. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    83 x 200 cm
    €2,250
  56. Ilam Sherkat Fars
    Ilam Sherkat Fars
    133 x 213 cm
    €11,379
  57. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    107 x 165 cm
    €2,415
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