Mirzazadeh presents you unique highlights of the classic Persian wowing art, which is made by manual handwork in prestigious origin regions of Iran.
The rug wowing culture of Persia (now Iran) is known worldwide for its uniqueness. The names of the rugs are given to them exclusively by the region or city from which they origin. Our precious pieces are exclusively from following regions:
Esfahan is the capital of the province Esfahan in central Iran. Esfahan’s heydays were during the Safavid´s dynasty in the 16th century, in which Esfahan was pronounced as the capital of the Provence. Through many magnificent buildings and gardens, they embellished the city, and today are in the World Heritage List under the protection of UNESCO.
In the city and its surroundings are many rug ateliers with a worldwide reputation. Esfahan´s Persian rugs are part of the noblest rugs in the world. The pile material is cork wool. The contours of the motives and the whole motive parts are decorated with silk. The complex and beautiful motives refer often to the rugs art and motive selection of the Safavidian dynasty. The typical motives are medallions with palmettes and arabesques, animal motives and inscriptions.
Tabriz is located about 600 Kilometers northwest of Tehran and is the capital of the province East- Azerbaijan. It is also one of the most meaningful cultural and trade centers. The region of Tabriz, which is known as the most important center for rug production of Iran, has a great climate for sheep breading. The excellent quality of the wool guarantees the worth of the wowed rugs.
Exclusive Tabriz rugs, which are one of the best that are being produced in Iran, are distinguished by their fine and constant weaving, whereby the same exact patterns are made. For their fabrication only cork wool is used, which is commonly interweaved with silk to emphasize the themes.
The design of Tabriz rugs stand out through their pattern diversity. The traditional floral medallion in the center, that is surrounded by garden motives and arabesqes, and the Herati design, dominade.
Qom is located in central Iran, about 130 km south of Tehran, and is one of the most religious regions of the country. Qom has not a very long weaving tradition, therefore in the beginning the patterns and themes were taken from other weaving regions. In the 1060´s Qom rugs developed their own style, which today contributes to their distinctive style. Typical for that style is a lavish colorful floral pattern in medallion design. The most famous rugs from Qom are purely made out of silk. Due to the richness of details, implement through the silk, Qom rugs are master pieces and are part of the most beautiful and exclusive Persian rugs.
Nain, an oasis city, is located 200 km east of Esfahan in central Iran. Nain rugs distinguish themselves through their delicate weaving and an overall light coloring impression. Light colors, such as ivory, beige, light and dark brown dominate the patterns. A typical rug from Nain has a very tight weaving thickness. The average weaving thickness is about 460.000 Persian knots per square meter.
The quality of valuable pieces have over one million knots per square meter and are weaved on silk or wool strings. Silk is also used on the pile and in the end thread to emphasize the pattern contours. Some piece are fully made of silk.
The Designs of the Nain rugs have slender rank compositions with big boteh (paisley) pattern. Typical are pattern with round medallion in the middle, as well as floral patterns with blossoms and vines. Because of the delicate way, in which Nain rugs are produced, they are very popular.
Kashan is located in the province Esfahan, in central Iran on the old caravan route, which leads from Tehran to Qom, and from Yazd and Kerman to India and Pakistan. Kashan rugs are one of the best and most precious classic orient rugs. The weaving technique of the Kashan rugs was included by the UNESCO to the List of “Representative Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.
Classic Kashan rugs are made out of virgin wool and are knotted on wool warp. The rugs are characterized through at least one blue colored weft thread. The central medallion has different forms, in the tags and in the gusset are more medallions. The ground, on which the medallion is centered, is shaped by arabesques, palmettes, leaves and other plant elements, sometimes also small animals and birds.
Thanks to their well-balanced design, Kashan rugs fit almost into every living room and contribute to it by their classy amnbience.
Mashhad is located 800 km east of Tehran and is one of the most important religious centers of Iran. The region is agriculturally shaped and produces mainly wool, which is used for the rug production, that is one of the oldest and most significant in Iran.
The high and thick flor of the Mashhad rugs is typically made out of silky, shiny and soft wool, for which the Mashhad wool is known for. Nowadays Mashahad rugs with warp threads made out of silk, fine weaving art and cork material, or even purely made out of silk can be found.
Characteristic for the design is a medallion formed artistically by arabesques on the basis of tightly intertwined tendrils and flowers. All designs are characterized by a wide layout, and large decorated border arrangement. The typical basic color deep red, and also the second basic color blue, tend into violet. Mashhad carpets are renowned for their excellent quality and are among the best in Iran.