An excerpt on Persian rugs

The Persian carpet is a part of  Persian (Iranian) art and culture. Carpet-weaving€ in Persia dates back to the Bronze Age.

The earliest surviving corpus of Persian carpets come from the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736) in the 16th century. However, painted depictions prove a longer history of production. There is much variety among classical Persian carpets of the 16th and 17th century. Common motifs include scrolling vine networks, arabesques,€ palmettes, cloud bands, medallions, and overlapping geometric compartments rather than animals and humans. Still, some show figures engaged either in the hunt or feasting scenes. The majority of these carpets are€ wool, but several€ silk examples produced in Kashan survive.

Iranian carpets are the finest in the world and their designs are copied by weavers from other countries as well. Iran is also the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world's total output and having a share of 30% of world's export markets.€ Iran is also the maker of the largest handmade carpet in history, measuring 60,546 square feet.


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