Isfahan Rugs

Two Isfahan rugs from cork wool and with over 1.000.000 knots per m2

Type Persian Rugs
Location Central Iran (former Persia)
Typical Knot Density 600.000 - 800.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Thin, very high knotting density and quality

Hardly any other type of carpet is as well known as Iran's hand-knotted Persian carpets. Among them, however, some stand out particularly due to their outstanding quality. One of these are from the Isfahan region. An architectonically impressive city whose carpets are as radiant as the buildings. Inspired by the city itself, carpets are knotted in factories with the finest patterns and ornaments.

Hardly any other city has such a high density of experienced knotters who produce some of the finest hand-knotted carpets in the world. With a knotting density of 650,000 knots per square metre upwards, Isfahan carpets are of very fine quality and are therefore among the most sophisticated of all. There are world-famous knotters of Persian carpets from Isfahan. Some of them are for example Seifarian, Entescharf or Davari. The number of carpet manufacturers is also extremely high. The city's shopping miles are lined with carpet dealers, who are frequented not only by tourists but also by locals.

But one thing is clear: If you want to feel a real Isfahan under your feet, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket. However, the buyer receives a piece that is extremely difficult to produce in terms of craftsmanship. Such a carpet gives joy through its fine haptics, high attention to detail and the most sophisticated quality.

Isfahan, the former capital of Persia, is always worth a visit. It was or is the greatest beauty of the country with its many mosques, such as the famous Emam Mosque and the various palaces. In this context, the Persian saying that Isfahan is half the world can be understood.

Examples of this Type

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 390 Isfahan rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.

Impressions from Isfahan

Central square in Isfahan, Iran Emam Mosque in Isfahan
Central square in Isfahan, Iran Emam Mosque in Isfahan - the probably most famous mosque in the country

Location - where do I find Isfahan?

The city is located in central Iran and it is one of the largest cities in Iran.

Categories of Persian Rugs

Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
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Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.
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Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
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Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
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Rugs knotted in Kurdish style and known for their firm pile.
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Simple and elegant – probably the most famous nomad rugs from Iran.
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Typically knotted in reddish brown colours and on horizontal looms.
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Rugs that stand for luxury and are especially known for their natural silk.
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Different colours and patterns come from the Hamadan region.
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Large elaborate central medallions can be found on these rugs.
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Some of the finest rugs come from Isfahan. Also collectors find a highly valuable piece here.
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Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
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Rugs with an excellent reputation and a far-reaching tradition.
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Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
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Different designs, which originate from the probably holiest place of Iran.
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Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
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Typically, these rugs are kept in red and blue.
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They belong to the finest rugs and are known for their striking design.
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Rugs with mostly geometric patterns from the provincial capital of Kurdistan.
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Typical nomadic carpets from the old Shiraz among the ancient ruins of Persepolis.
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Well-known rugs with central medallion in different levels of quality.
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