Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rugs and carpets of the Persian Safavid dynasty

The Persian Safavid dynasty (1501-1722)┬áis considered the beginning of modern Persia and established the school of Shia Islam as the official religion. The Safavids transformed the rug and carpet production into the status of a national industry. Many fine rugs … Continue reading

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Turkish Hereke rugs and carpets

The town of Hereke some 50 miles east of Istanbul became a court appointed weaving centre in 1844. Master weavers from the Persian Town of Kerman were imported to train the local people. The designs used are reminiscent of Persian … Continue reading

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