Antique Isfahan Rugs
Isfahan is the name of the third most populated city in modern Iran, and one most important cultural centers of Persian carpet-making and culture.
As home to the Shah Mosque of Esfahan, famous among art lover as the 'blue Mosque', Isfahan's rich cultural heritage has made it an important market place tile-making and inlay, as well as carpets, which are produced in the surrounding countryside.
Although the region has been exporting oriental carpets to Europe since the 16th century, the industry as it stands today was largely developed in the early decades of the twentieth century in order to meet the growing popularity of Persian carpets and the demand of western markets.
Isfahan rugs typically follow a Herati design and are based around a central medallion; also typical of the region is the Tree of Life design, featuring birds set in a garden of immortality. The Vase pattern is also common within Isfahan rugs.
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- Pook and Pook
- Clars Auction Gallery
- Sloan's Auction Galleries, Ltd.
- Doyle New York
- Charlton Hall
- Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
- Nadeau's Auction Gallery
- Neal Auction Company
- New Orleans Auction Galleries
- Koller Auctions
- Bruun Rasmussen
- St Charles Gallery
- Sloans & Kenyon
- Nye & Company
- Michaan's Auctions
- Aspire Auctions Fine Art & Antiques
- Rudd's Auctioneers and Appraisers
- Palácio do Correio Velho SA
- Dales Bros Auctioneers
- Cannon and Cannon
- Zürichsee Auktionen
- Bonhams & Goodman
- Devon & Cornwall Auctions
- Crescent City Auction Gallery