The 12 Days of Christmas (Oriental Rugs Edition)
The 12 Days of Christmas, Oriental Rugs Edition is all about introducing you to authentic Oriental rugs, and where they come from. We’re touring our favorite places in the world, and we’ll visit a new city each day. By the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, you’ll be the smartest cookie at the holiday party, talkin’ all about fine vintage rugs. Let’s go!
“Isfahan is half the world”
Onwards we go to Isfahan City, one of the third largest places in Iran, next to Tehran and Mashad and also the best trading route, located between major cities. Isfahan magnitude of land and success was such, it was formerly known as one of the largest cities in the world during the 20th century, this fame earned Isfahan to have its own proverb “Isfahan is half the world”
Legendary Knot Count!
Isfahan Persian rugs have been around for a long time, it is one of the few Persian carpets that can have up to 1 million knots! Or more. Yeah, that’s correct. Also, wait for it, it’s one of the few handmade carpets constructed with kork wool as a pile and silk or cotton on the foundation, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about, just know this, I mean high-quality of highest.
Let’s talk Home Decor!
If your interior scheme is aiming for an antique look with dirty dusty pinks, rusty reds, and deep cherry colors then Isfahan rugs are your call. Preferred by the Western culture, this fantastic style is constructed in several villages all across Isfahan province, meaning you can find from contemporary to classic designs. These Persian rugs can be ultimately exquisite whereas few patterns don’t display any medallion in the center but a geometric design. You can also encounter a gallery of designs with delicate floral motifs and cream-gold accent colors.
So next time, you’re talkin’ exquisite vintage rugs,
Look for a rug from the city of Isfahan, rich in history and overflowing with tradition!