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The original golden age of Persian carpet weaving was during the Safavid Dynasty. The Safavids used court run manufacturers in cities such as Isfahan to produce rugs with elaborate colors and designs. Isfahan antique rugs are still considered to be some of the most valuable high-end antique carpets and rugs in the world.

After a decline due to war and Afghani occupation, production ramped up again in the late nineteenth century to meet the demands of Europeans. There are two types of antique Persian rugs: city and village. City Persian rugs come from cities or regional centers such as Isfahan and Tabriz and are known for their high-quality colorations and designs. Each city used specific weaving techniques, which produces a unique diversity unlike anywhere else in the world.

Village rugs use bolder and coarse designs. The most famous of the village rugs are in the Qashqai style. These rugs were traditionally used for sleeping. City rugs from Isfahan and other areas are best for formal settings, such as private collections and offices, whereas village rugs are best for rooms and informal settings.

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Antique Fereghan Carpet
21969 / 5.1 x 11.1
Antique Heriz Rug
21291 / 8.6 x 11.2
Antique Sultanabad Carpet
20541 / 9.9 x 11.2
Antique Kurdish Runner
273 / 3.10 x 11.3
Antique Heriz
30061 / 7.6 x 11.3
Antique North West Persia Runner
21616 / 3.8 x 11.4
Antique Lavar Kerman Carpet
21555 / 8.0 x 11.4
Antique Bakshaish Carpet
21556 / 8.4 x 11.4
Antique Heriz Carpet
30053 / 9.1 x 11.5
Antique Bakshaish Carpet
21292 / 9.3 x 11.5
Antique Tabriz Carpet
22046 / 8.4 x 11.6
Antique Kerman Carpet
21230 / 8.4 x 11.6
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