The Ballantyne Collection: Rugs and Carpets from Persia
Iran has been the artistic powerhouse of the Middle East for many centuries and its rugs and carpets have always been highly prized. This book by a leading authority aims to show excellent examples of Persian rugs and carpets, set within their historical and cultural context.
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122 cm Knots 19th century 9 cm approx Ardabil carpet areas art form artistic baft-i Iran Isfahan bazaar blue caravans caravanserai Central Asia central medallion centres cm Knots cm x Collection colour complex cultural decorated desert east example export familiar Farahan floral motifs flowers garden guardbands Hali important industry interest Iran Isfahan Sirafian Isfahan Part Silk Isfahan Wool Islamic ivory ground Kashan Silk Khan Khurasan kilim end Kirman Late 19th century London luxury items madder ground main border main field mainly in madder major Mashhad matching guard bands mihrab mosque Muhammad nomadic North West Persian palmettes paradise Persian art Pictorial Rug polonais Qajar Qajar dynasty region Riza Shah rosettes rugs and carpets Russian Safavid period Second World Silk Kashan Sirafian Tabriz merchants Tabriz Rug Tabriz Silk technique Tehran textiles towns trade tribal Turkey West Persian Silk Western Paintings Wool on Silk woven in Iran