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EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Iranian Carpets By Effat
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Contents Introduction Persian Rugs, Persian Carpets & Oriental Rugs - History Famous cities Tools Materials Design, Layout & motifs Riding Carpet Flying carpet Solomon’s carpet Website
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Introduction The art of carpet weaving existed in Iran in ancient times (2500-year-old) The Persian carpets (farš فرش, meaning "to spread”. It is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is one of the most distinguished show of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persian. In 2008, Iran’s exports of hand-woven carpets was $420 million.
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Persian Rugs, Carpets & Oriental Rugs - History Known as the home of the original oriental carpet, Iran (Persia) the oldest and once most powerful empire in the Middle East, stood at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations. Under the Safavid Dynasty ( ), Iran attained its artistic height. Court weaving, together with the arts of calligraphy, miniature painting, and tile work, flourished to exceptional heights. Persian carpet exports began in the 16th century. Starting in the 1850s, American, English and German firms established new factories in Mashed, Tabriz, Kerman, and Sultanabad (now Arak), Persian carpets and rugs have always been and still are an intrinsic part of Iranian culture and its people's daily lives. Persian carpets are traditionally known for their tremendous variety in design, colour, size, and weave. They are known for the uniqueness of each and every rug produced.
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Famous Cities The most famous cities which create carpets are: Tabriz Kashan Kerman Isfahan Ardabil Mashhad Yazd & more
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 TOOLS Some traditional tools of the craft.
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Materials Wool is the most common material for carpets. Cotton is frequently used for the foundation Silk In some cases even Camel Hair wool.
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Flying carpet
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Design, Layout & motifs Persian rugs are made up of a layout and a design. The design included one or a number of motifs. The Iran Carpet Company, a specialist in the subject. Persian carpet designs and has carried out studies of thousands of rugs.
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Solomon’s carpet Solomon's carpet was reported made of green silk with a golden weft, sixty miles long and sixty miles wide. When Solomon sat upon the carpet he was caught up by the wind. He sailed through the air so quickly that he breakfasted at Damascus and supped in Media. The wind followed Solomon's commands, and ensured the carpet would go to the proper destination.
EffatFriday, 12 June 2009 Riding Carpet Riding a Flying Carpet, an 1880 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov.Viktor Vasnetsov Magic carpets have appeared in literature from almost Biblical times through the present day.Biblical times The popularity of One Thousand and One Nights brought magic carpets to the attention of Western audiences.One Thousand and One Nights