in Iranian Carpets
the famous basic images of Iranian carpet are:
flowers are also known as “Sheykh Safi” (Shah Abbasi) flowers,
which have become common from Safavid era.
basic design has always been common in Iran, either curved or
geometrical (broken). Some historical samples of this kind are:
of leather part of a water-container found in Pazirik (century 5 BC), the images of columns of a mosque in Balkh
(century 2 BC)
or Earthenware found in Kashan and Rey (century 1 to 2 AD). This
design is used in weaving from the century 18 A.D.
design is also called “Pine”. Some varieties of Paisley are as:
“Miri Paisley” (little Pine), “Cashmere Paisley” (middle
Pine), “Aigrette” (a big cedar with a little one projecting from
that),… . Paisley (Botteh) is used in Hamdan, Tabriz, Kashan and
name is derived from “Henna” and it’s flower. It seems that this
design has originated from Arak and despite it’s fame, it is not
(Miniature) in carpet
is an old and famous name in Iranian designs. In weaving very
fine-woven carpets, which are designed on the based of poems, legends
and parables, are called miniature. Using the suitable colors in
miniature carpets is one of the most important subjects.