Handmade oversized carpet #56071 Isfahan/Esfahan Iran 20.0 x 15.5 feet
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||20.0 x 15.5 ft
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||floral / allover
More about the provenance Isfahan/Esfahan | Iran
The city of Isfahan (also: "Esfahan") is located in South West Persia, its former name has been Aspadana. In the 17th century Isfahan was considered one of the richest and most splendid cities of the world. Isfahan is strongly related to the history of the Oriental rug. Under the reign of the Safavid kings Abbas I and Abbas II, Isfahan became the stronghold of the art of carpets. The Isfahan carpets of today are perfect reproductions ot the glorious times of Isfahan and are considered the most valuable Persian rugs.
This Isfahan/Esfahan has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.