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a design means repeating the same images all over the pattern.
Different categories of designs are as follows:
Tendril, Broken, Inscriptive, Mostowfi, Multi-panel, Cedar, Bakhtiari,
Feast, Bandarijani (Corner-Medallion), cluster of grapes, stag horn
panel, Animal, Shiraz Inlaid and Bouquet.
It is a
common design in Kerman including various Shah Abbasi flowers with
different colors, which repeat in a symmetrical style, while multiple
Arabesque patterns surround them. Flowers are connected to each other
by these Arabesque patterns.
one of the designs, known as “Multi-Panel” design. The main image
is repeated inscriptive and panel shapes. Inscriptive and panels
include altered decorative images. Mostly, there are repeated
decorative images between the inscriptive and panels. Margins are
also in harmony with the ground design.
Multiple Lozenge (Multi-Panel) (Kheshti)
design is more common in Southern tribes of Iran, and is a combination
of connected lozenges, that each of them includes birds, flowers,
leaves and geometrical images. These designs are alternately and
intermittently spread over all the ground,
and smaller similar images are placed in margins.
the repetition of “Kheshti” images over all the ground.
Armlet (Bazubandi) image
images are derived from the shape of frames, armlets and belts, which
were gained by victorious champions. The armlet image is made of
diamond shape designs, which contain similar geometrical forms.
images are mostly plain and fine lozenges with broken lines, which
most probably are the continuation of cloth designs origined from
Achamenian era. These carpets are woven on the horizontal looms.
Armlet image is also known as “Shir-o-Shekari” (Milk and sugar
Stag Horn Panel with animal
image is mainly based on twists and curves of a stag horn. So that
designed flowers, leaves and buds, are limited by a twisted stag horn
shape. Thus flowers are intermittently and symmetrically arranged.
small animals, like gazelle, deer and stag are seen, by the flowers.
Panel Bouquet image
carpets are a combination of a series of palm leaves, Shah Abbasi
flowers and abstract bouquets. One kind of Panel Bouquet images,
includes a central medallion and four corners, at each corner of the
carpet, and is called “Bouquet – Medallion”.
Medallion, water pool image
design, which is one of the most ancient carpet designs, is also
called “Frame” or and
“Multi – Panel”. Pazirik carpet is the oldest sample of this
class. This design belongs to the tribes of Fars. Ground includes many
multi-sided Medallions that are intermittently- with or without an
intermediate-arranged next to each other. Medallion is filled by
common patterns and images of region.