With the introduction of Islam to the ancient land of Iran, Islamic designs (arabesque), mainly medallion as well as semicircular and quadrant curves, were incorporated into the carpets and added color and glaze to the Persian carpets and rugs, in a manner that the variety of these motifs can be realized along with the emergence of the folkloric culture of the various ethnic groups of Iran, such as the Azeri-speaking people (Tabriz carpet), the people of the desert regions (Kashan carpet, Qum carpet, Kerman carpet, Na’in carpet) and many other regions, and the quality promotion of this exquisite product.
Currently, East Azarbaijan Province in Iran encompasses more than 40% of Iranian hand-knotted and machine-knotted carpets called Tabriz carpets, but Persian carpet has also other origins in this ancient land.
The most important titles of Persian carpets according to their origin are Tabriz Carpet, Kashan Carpet, Isfahan Carpet, Qum Carpet, Ardakan Carpet, Mashhad Carpet, etc.
Among the other cities producing Persian carpets are Turkmen Sahra, Khorasan (producing exquisite carpets of the Mood in Khorasan, which are mainly concentrated in the cities of Birjand, Neyshabur and Sabzevar), Mashhad, Zanjan, Isfahan, Kerman, Kashan, Sistan and Baluchestan and Shiraz).
Obviously each of the titles of the above carpets are divided into different types and branches in terms of design, color, background, texture, density, material, etc.
Also, famous designs of Persian rug and carpet of Iran include Shah Abbasi carpets, carpets with arabesque designs, carpets with designs containing historical and Islamic buildings, adapted patterns (containing the culture of neighbors and other areas of the world that are beautifully combined by Iranian artists' perception or taste), overall flower design (introducing various flowers and plants, each entailing a specific symbol), the Bandi carpet (with diamond, arabesque, medallion, and Minakhani motifs, etc.), nomadic pattern carpet and, finally, a compilation design that combines two or more designs.
Because of the climatic variation of the Iranian plateau from the Caucasus to the center of Afghanistan and even Pakistan, and the variety of cultures and subcultures, Persian carpet and rug has undergone many changes and they attracted eyes from around the world relying on the arts and taste of weavers and craftsmen of this profession.
Undoubtedly, speaking about the importance of rug and carpet from an aesthetics perspective or its application as a dynamic element containing the design and color in the living environment is beyond the scope of this essay.
However, given that all nations with different cultures need to have carpets and floor coverings in their homes and places like a beautiful rug, it becomes clear that having the desired carpet at home will tranquilize and enhance the artistic taste in a variety of oriental and western decorations, so that many people even put their home furnishings in harmony with their carpet.
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