Golfarang Hamedan Carpet

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Design: Golfarang Hamedan Carpet
Style: Antique Persian
Origin: Portugual
Material: 100% wool
Colors: Peach, Blue
Size: 7'8" X 10'5”
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Antique Persian carpets, also known as Iranian carpets, are among the most diverse and beautifully designed of all the Oriental rugs in the world. Rich in culture, their historical background is one of the most intriguing in all of art history. The “golden era” of Persian carpet weaving began around 1500, and following the Silk Road, it was during these periods that Persian rugs were being exported all over the world, from Japan to Western Europe.

In Persia, (modern day Iran), the largest carpet producing centers that flourished were Tabriz, Herat, Kashan, and Kerman. These rugs represent some of the finest examples of textile art ever produced. The complex methods and highest quality materials, including natural dyes, silk, cotton, and wool, combined with being woven by hand, ensured that these creations would last for decades, and in many cases, centuries.

Designs featured in antique rugs made in Iran are prized for their flawless proportions, and angles of spiraling curvature, resulting in an effortless fluid, and timeless, style, that exemplify their ageless elegance.

The master weavers of Persia took great pride in the textile art they created, therefore Antique Persian carpets are among the finest and most important examples of textile art, displaying some of the most beautiful and artistic creations ever crafted. Their beauty and complexity are timeless, inspiring, exciting, and masterful, making them an excellent investment in the realm of fine art, that will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.

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Portuguese Arraiolos Needlepoint Carpets have a history that dates back to the Elizabethan Era. These rugs consist of stitches embroidered onto canvas to create the design. This is a different technique from hand-knotted wool rugs that are typically found within Oriental carpets.

Portuguese Carpets originated in Jewish communities who were ordered to leave quickly when Queen Isabella ousted the Moors and Jews from Spain in 1492. These outcasts landed in the Portuguese town of Arraiolos, quickly establishing themselves with their knowledge of needlepoint and began creating these masterful antique rugs, and offering them to the marketplace.

Portuguese needlepoint carpets show a significant Spanish influence in the patterns and motifs. Many of them resemble Spanish tiles, while others display the influence of Persian carpets, which were imported into Spain and Portugal from the 1600s onwards. These incredible rugs display balance and symmetry, allowing these carpets to blend harmoniously with the ever evolving trends among the interior decorating community.

These rugs are rare and highly collectible, and they hold a unique and special place in history. You are sure to find the perfect piece that will make a beautiful addition to your collection, and will be treasured for decades to come.