New runner No. 60196 Isfahan Iran 13.3 x 2.7 feet
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|Country of Origin:
||13.3 x 2.7 ft (runner)
||floral / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Isfahan Ghafarban. Very fine.
The main element of this carpet design is the Botteh pattern, and in its smaller version: Mir design, in the West known as Paisley design. The Botteh motif is depicted in the shape of a teardrop and represents fertility and eternal life. It is often found in carpets from Kerman in Iran, India, and antique Caucasian rugs. The word Botteh comes from the Persian word for bush.
More about the provenance Isfahan | 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.