Isfahan Traditional Area Rug
Antique Isfahan Rugs, claim a very proud tradition among Persian rugs going back to Safavid times in the seventeenth century. Isfahan was then the capital of Persia and many of the court quality carpets of this period that survive today have been attributed to Isfahan. Their designs consist of sublimely delicate patterns of arabesque tendrils, palmettes, and cloud-bands in rich magentas, blues, and saffron golds. 19th century and early twentieth century antique oriental rugs from Isfahan continued the style and consummate technical virtuosity of their classical forerunners, although often with a softer, more decorative palette.