The earliest surviving of the Persian rugs from this period is of a Safavid (1501-1736) carpet known as the Ardabil Carpet, currently in V&A Museum in London. This most famous of best Persian carpets has been the subject of endless copies ranging in size from small carpets to full scale carpets. There is an ‘Ardabil’ at 10 Downing Street and even Hitler had an ‘Ardabil’ in his office in Berlin.

The carpets are woven in 1539-40 according to the dated inscriptions. The foundation is of silk and the pile of wool with a knot density at 300-350 knots per square inch (470-540.000 knots per square metres). The size of the carpets is 34 1/2 feet by 17 1/2 feet (10, 5 metres x 5, 3 metres).

The major classical centres of carpet production in Persia were in Tabriz (1500-1550), Kashan (1525-1650), Herat (1525-1650), and Kerman (1600-1650)

Types of Persian Carpets

Persian carpets are the finest in the world and their designs are copied by weavers from other countries. Carpet dealers have developed a classification for Persian carpets based on design, type of fabric, and weaving technique. The categories are named for cities and areas associated with each design, Two basic knots are used in most Persian Carpets and Oriental rugs: the symmetrical Turkish or Ghiordes knot (used in Turkey, the Caucasus, East Turkmenistan, and some Turkish and Kurdish areas of Iran), and the asymmetrical Persian or Senneh knot (Iran, India, Turkey, Pakistan, China, and Egypt).The 2 types of looms ,The vertical loom & the horizontal loom are used with & in order to operate the loom, the weaver needs a number of essential hand tools which transforms just a basic material like wool , silk & cotton into a beautiful pieces of art.

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