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Isfahan Millefleurs : 24' x 2'7"

Isfahan Millefleurs : 24' x 2'7"

Isfahan Millefleurs : 24' x 2'7"
Isfahan Millefleurs : 24' x 2'7"
Isfahan Millefleurs : 24' x 2'7"

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NameIsfahan Millefleurs
Size in feet 24' x 2'7"
Size in meters7.30 x 0.78
Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)100% Pure Lamb's Wool
Type of fabricationHand-knotted with Persian knots (Senneh)
Country Made InPakistan (South Asia)
Design OriginPersian
ConditionExcellent (Brand New)
Carpet IDOEK21121360A
CUSTOM SIZES AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER
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Sizes Are Approximate. Photos Are Representative And Not Necessarily Exact For Color
New Rugs Are Of The Highest Quality In Its Category And Are Handpicked Overseas By The Bashir Family
A Brief History of Isfahan Carpets

Isfahan has long been one of the centers for production of the famous Persian Rug. Weaving in Isfahan flourished in the Safavid era. But when the Afghans invaded Iran, ending the Safavid dynasty, the craft also became stagnant. Not until 1920s, between two world wars, was weaving again taken seriously by the people of Isfahan. They started to weave Safavid designs and once again became one of the most important nexus of the Iranian rug weaving industry. Isfahani carpets today are among the most wanted in world markets, having many customers in western countries. Isfahani rugs and carpets usually have ivory backgrounds with blue, rose, and indigo motifs. Rugs and carpets often have very symmetrical and balanced designs. They usually have a single medallion that is surrounded with vines and palmettos and are of excellent quality. These carpets are often made up of pure silk. A combination of silk and wool is also sometimes found. These materials make up the pile of the rugs, while cotton is usually used to hand knot a strong and durable foundation. In finer Isfahans, silk is used as a base.



A Brief History of Millefleurs Carpets

Mille-fleurs (in French), known in English as millefleur or mille-fleur literally means "thousand flowers" and refers to a background made of many small flowers and plants. It was an especially popular motif in tapestry and other applied arts and crafts during the Middle Ages in Europe. The term is also used to describe Oriental rugs with a similar design, originally Persian but later produced in much of the Middle East and Mughal India. The medieval European style may have been influenced by Persian miniatures or carpets. The Mughal emperors Shah Jahan (1627-1658) and Shah Aurangzeb (1658-1707) had a great appreciation for this particular style and they commissioned their weavers to replicate these fine delicate motifs in the carpets that adorned their palaces throughout India. In 1730 the Persian Shah Nadir Quli (1688-1747) conquered parts of India and returned home with countless treasures, including textiles and Millefleurs carpets that made a great impact on the decorative arts of Persia and the surrounding territories. A “millefleurs” carpet has a bottom which is livened up of a motive of latticework; every containing alveolus is a flower, of a big realism, is a palmette. Certain specialists see an Italian origin in this decor, also present in the Indian architectural decoration of the XVIIth century, and XVIIIth centuries, as besides on the whole decorative arts, notably, on rooms in nephrite set by precious stones. Several carpets adorned with these compositions are endowed with a line of a multicoloured silk chain, a characteristic of weavers from Lahore, Pakistan.





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