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Today as I write this Isfahan has achieved the highest achievement in Oriental Rugs of any city at any time in human history. The achievement between artistic excellence and technical acheivement is unparrelled. Shah Abbas himself never walked upon rugs the equal of the best of Isfahan Rugs. Haghighi, Seirafian, Dardashti, and others have pushed the art form even further than was ever possble before.

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Perhaps the most influential workshop of Isfahan has been Seirafian of Isfahan. They have set the standard for Isfahan from the twentieth century into the twenty first.

Hasan Dardashti of Dardashti Carpets of Isfahan

Place: Hasan Dardashti carpet Fair, No. 19 Opposite of North Door of Usfahan University, Tel. (+98311) 6240-467 Fax: (+98311) 627-1151

Central Office N. 203 first Floor Hakim Ave. Isfahan: Tel. (+98311) 220-1536

One of the senior men at Sherkat farsh made a short list of the best workshops of Isfahan. Dardashti was one of the top three. I visited the

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    Hekmatnajad Signature

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    Signed Hekmatnajad Isfahan Rug Dubai 2005

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    THE MAJNOONIES
    Hadi Seyf/Soroush/Persian/ pictures with English-Persian description /Iran - 1994/ 160 pages /81 color pictures/46 B&W pictures /

    In commemoration of Majnoonies (Hekmat Nejad family), the carpet designers and weaver of Isfahan. www.caroun.com

    Master Designers of Isfahan

    To attain the highest level of Art a carpet must have a great designer All too often the designer is forgotten when the carpet leaves the workshop. This is my attempt to try to track down some of the great Master Designers of Esfahan.

    The Late Master Allameh

    Master Ahmad Archang

    Master Isa Bahaduri

    Master Faizullah Haghighi

    Master Javad Rostam Shirazi

    The Late Sadegh Seirafian

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    Ahmad Dadkhah, Born 1947

    The late Master Haj Mosaverolmoki

    Master Javad Rostam

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    Chehel Soton Palace Isfahan

     

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    Isfahan Rugs: Master Haj Agha Reza Seirafian Isfahan carpet Circa 1955 Lot 154

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    Isfahan Rugs: Sadegh Seirafian Red Field Eslimi Isfahan Rug

    Isfahan Rugs: Mosavar ol Molk's Draft Sketch 2 villagers and a Sheep

    Isfahan Rugs: Mosavar ol Molk's Draft Sketch 3 villagers

    Isfahan Rugs: Isfahan Carpet lot 109 mid -20th century

    Isfahan Rugs: Sadegh Seirafian Charkh-e-Gardoon Isfahan Rug

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    Isfahan Rugs: Isfahan Rug 17th century lot 68 Wool and Metal Thread

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    Isfahan Rugs: Signed "Esfahan Hossien Seirafian" Isfahan Rug 1960 lot 7155

    Isfahan Rugs: Seirafian Isfahan Rug c. 1950(?) Lot 204

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    Isfahan Rugs: Muhammad Ali Seirafian Isfahan Carpet c. 1920(?) Lot 236

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    For slightly more than half of the Safavid Dynasty Isfahan was an important production center. Shah Abbas moved the Armenians of Naxcivan (Julfa) in the Caucasus to the Isfahan area. Almost immediately this spawned a large weaving trade in New Julfa. Shah Abbas encouraged the trade for a number of reasons. Abbas's primary motivation was trade. The Armenians were able to travel through or around the Ottoman Turkish lands. Armenians took a wide range of goods including carpets from New Julfa and silk that Abbas had taken in taxes. There was also a lively trade in goods from India. These goods were traded to the Europeans for Spanish silver from the Americas Isfahan Rugs Persian Rugs Isfahan Rug 17th century lot 68 Wool and Metal Thread

    Isfahan Rug 17th century lot 68 Wool and Metal Thread

     
     

    Isfahan Rugs Persian Rugs Fresco from the Chehel Soton Palace Isfahan

    Fresco from the Chehel Soton Palace Isfahan

     

    Music hall of Ali Qapoo Palace in Isfahan

    Music hall of Ali Qapoo Palace in Isfahan 


     

    Sio Se Pol Isfahan

     

    Before Seirafian Shoreshie was the top workshop of Isfahan Rahim Soltani 1/21/06

    Mr. Soltani came to New York from Iran in 1963. He was buying great Persian carpets for return to Iran. Many of those rugs were for Queen Farah ? and are now in the National Carpet Museum in Teheran.

    Haghighi rug 1500 kpsi.

    Better range of designs with less repeets.

    The Rezavie workshop is closed.

    Shanpour Best weaver worked for Seirafian 50 years ago


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