The Ardabil carpet

Probably the worlds most famous Persian carpet is known as the Ardabil carpet. One of a pair of Persian carpets purchased in 1890 by a British carpet broker from the shrine of Shaykh Safi al-Din in Ardabil Iran. Due to their poor condition parts of one carpet was used to patch up the best of the pair. In 1893 the Ardabil carpet was purchased by the Victoria & Albert museum London.
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