Iran Carpet Museum
If you want to visit a unique beautiful museum of the best handmade Iranian carpet, This is it. The museum is wonderful, the carpets are great, original, colorful, super artistic, historical, strange, excellent and with very high artistic technical that portrays Persian tradition and culture. It is an amazing museum but you need a professional guide to present it.
All scholars undoubtedly admit that carpets have been started in Asia. They believe that Turkestan, Iran, and the Caucasus should mention as the cradle of this art. Homer the great epic poet of the Seventeenth Century BC, "or Xenophon, the historian, philosopher, and Athenian commander has mentioned that Iranian are accustomed to resting on soft rugs. The history of carpet weaving in Iran reaches the 5th-millennium BC.M any of the historical carpets discovered throughout Iran are evidence of this old art in Iran.
Pazyryk the oldest Persian Carpet
The Pazyryk carpet was discovered in 1949 in the tomb of a Scythian nobleman in the Pazyryk Valley in Altai, Siberia. Radiocarbon tests revealed that the Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BCE. This carpet is 183 x 200 cm (72 x 79 in) and has 36 symmetrical knots per cm² (232 per inch²).
Iran's carpet can be divided into different historical periods.
- The Ilkhanis and the Timurians, many of which are not available and we have not enough evidence about them.
- Safavid period: Iran carpets reached the highest level of beauty during the Safavid period, due to the support of the kings, the availability of materials for carpet weaving, and the recognition of carpets as a commodity for trade.
Persian Famous Carpets
Different cities of Iran have special techniques in carpet weaving. By familiarizing with these tissue processes, it is easy to recognize the production location.
This carpet was among the first Persian carpets imported to Europe by Marco Polo.
Mood Khorasan Carpet
This carpet makes in Mashhad and has its own style. This is among the best in Khorasan's products.
One of the best and oldest carpet production centers in Iran, which has a history of 500 years.
This carpet belongs to nomadic women in Fars province.
Carpets of Shiraz and Nairiz
Neyriz is located in the east of Bakhtegan Lake in Fars province. This area has many different types of carpets and vivid colors.
Birjand is in the middle of the Mashhad and Zahedan roads near the Afghan border. The style of this type of carpet is very close to Mashhad carpets.
undoubtedly one of the best areas of Iran in carpet weaving is Tabriz. Their artist produces the best and finest carpets of Iran.
This province includes the cities of Isfahan - Qom - Kashan - Nain and other surrounding cities that produce the most expensive and most valuable Iranian carpets
These are handwoven with silk, wool or combine these two materials with each other.
The reputation of the Kerman carpet is more than anything because of its color and design.
Iran Carpet Museum
This museum is located in Tehran, and the North part of Laleh Park, and founded in 1976, the Iran Carpet Museum features a variety of Persian rugs from all over the country, dating from the 16th century to the present day. The museum's exhibition hall covers an area of 3,400 square meters and its library contains 33, 000 books.
The museum was designed by architect Abdol-Aziz Mirza Farmanfarmaian. The perforated structure surrounding the exterior of the museum is designed to look like a carpet loom and to shade the exterior walls, reducing the impact of the hot summer sun on indoor temperatures.