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
    Isfahan
    70 x 102 cm
    Special Price €432 Regular Price €665
  2. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    155 x 240 cm
    €3,720
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    Shahreza
    Shahreza
    135 x 210 cm
    Special Price €1,169 Regular Price €1,799
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    Isfahan
    150 x 237 cm
    Special Price €2,848 Regular Price €3,560
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    Isfahan
    108 x 163 cm
    Special Price €4,759 Regular Price €5,949
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    Isfahan
    347 x 495 cm
    Special Price €25,199 Regular Price €31,499
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    Isfahan
    155 x 218 cm
    Special Price €10,639 Regular Price €13,299
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    Isfahan
    150 x 224 cm
    Special Price €8,239 Regular Price €10,299
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    Isfahan
    136 x 211 cm
    Special Price €2,625 Regular Price €3,750
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    108 x 175 cm
    Special Price €1,960 Regular Price €2,800
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    Isfahan
    324 x 435 cm
    €19,250
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    Isfahan
    394 x 590 cm
    Special Price €33,600 Regular Price €42,000
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    Ilam
    Ilam
    133 x 207 cm
    Special Price €7,679 Regular Price €9,599
  14. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    110 x 175 cm
    €2,799
  15. Isfahan Ziegler
    Isfahan Ziegler
    260 x 325 cm
    €4,562
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    Isfahan
    71 x 103 cm
    Special Price €569 Regular Price €875
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    105 x 147 cm
    Special Price €4,410 Regular Price €4,900
  18. Shahreza
    Shahreza
    140 x 212 cm
    €4,870
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    108 x 165 cm
    Special Price €1,960 Regular Price €2,800
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    Isfahan
    141 x 214 cm
    €13,479
  21. Shahreza
    Shahreza
    96 x 204 cm
    €869
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    Isfahan
    109 x 164 cm
    Special Price €5,040 Regular Price €6,300
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    151 x 224 cm
    Special Price €8,119 Regular Price €10,149
  24. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    129 x 200 cm
    €10,299
  25. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    156 x 243 cm
    €6,300
  26. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    69 x 101 cm
    €770
  27. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    66 x 96 cm
    €490
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    292 x 374 cm
    Special Price €3,007 Regular Price €3,759
  29. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    108 x 165 cm
    €3,115
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    153 x 210 cm
    Special Price €4,199 Regular Price €5,249
  31. Ilam
    Ilam
    137 x 197 cm
    €12,079
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    Isfahan
    81 x 125 cm
    €1,750
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    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
  35. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    303 x 407 cm
    €7,399
  36. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    294 x 370 cm
    €6,499
  37. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    290 x 365 cm
    €7,949
  38. Ilam
    Ilam
    134 x 204 cm
    €12,079
  39. Ilam
    Ilam
    133 x 219 cm
    €11,899
  40. Ilam
    Ilam
    137 x 214 cm
    €12,399
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    Isfahan
    130 x 189 cm
    €13,099
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    206 x 313 cm
    Special Price €10,237 Regular Price €15,749
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    Isfahan
    82 x 125 cm
    €1,229
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    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
    425 x 633 cm
    €18,999
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    Isfahan
    85 x 130 cm
    €2,800
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    Isfahan
    108 x 173 cm
    Special Price €2,020 Regular Price €2,525
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    Isfahan
    142 x 227 cm
    €7,700
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    Isfahan
    258 x 357 cm
    Special Price €17,150 Regular Price €24,500
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    111 x 160 cm
    Special Price €4,207 Regular Price €5,259
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    Isfahan
    139 x 215 cm
    €12,249
  53. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    310 x 424 cm
    €27,706
  54. Isfahan Silk
    Isfahan Silk
    153 x 243 cm
    €6,300
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    Isfahan
    100 x 150 cm
    €849
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    Isfahan
    245 x 355 cm
    €5,439
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    Isfahan
    290 x 477 cm
    €6,899
  58. Ilam
    Ilam
    136 x 209 cm
    €13,799
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    205 x 300 cm
    Special Price €6,930 Regular Price €9,900
  60. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    149 x 222 cm
    €12,249
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    Isfahan Antique
    Isfahan Antique
    135 x 210 cm
    Special Price €4,399 Regular Price €5,499
  62. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    61 x 123 cm
    €1,715
  63. Isfahan Antique
    Isfahan Antique
    138 x 200 cm
    €4,000
  64. Isfahan Ziegler
    Isfahan Ziegler
    100 x 131 cm
    €708
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    72 x 105 cm
    Special Price €979 Regular Price €1,399
  66. Isfahan Antique
    Isfahan Antique
    140 x 200 cm
    €2,949
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    72 x 106 cm
    Special Price €1,026 Regular Price €1,579
  68. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    105 x 162 cm
    €2,415
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    Isfahan
    160 x 240 cm
    €5,600
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    Isfahan
    110 x 165 cm
    €6,999
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    Isfahan
    148 x 220 cm
    €5,249
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    Isfahan
    80 x 123 cm
    Special Price €1,201 Regular Price €1,715
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    82 x 118 cm
    Special Price €2,383 Regular Price €2,979
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    Isfahan
    Isfahan
    71 x 106 cm
    Special Price €1,184 Regular Price €1,579
  75. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    157 x 232 cm
    €8,099
  76. Isfahan
    Isfahan
    109 x 165 cm
    €2,365
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