Isfahan carpet bazaar

Isfahan carpet bazaar


Isfahan carpet bazaar

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If you want to see a complete archive of Iranian carpets, you should visit Isfahan carpet Bazaar. This market is near Naghsh-e Jahan Square, which has gone ups and downs through different periods. Most members of the Isfahan carpet union have been engaged in this job for generations, and they have learned the secrets of the work from their ancestors. Carpet-related jobs such as spinning, dyeing, drawing, weaving, craftsmanship, carpet polishing and processing, carpet trading, and carpet repair are all still practiced in or around this market.

Isfahan carpet with a balanced texture in wate, the use of wrap, fluff, and silk in the texture (knot), and dyeing with natural and direct colors are among the delicate and durable carpets in Iran. Isfahan carpet is considered the aesthetic identity of Iranian carpet in terms of design and is a reference for artists and researchers in this field; Old maps that also adorn the buildings of Isfahan are used throughout Iran. Significant innovations have also been made in the design of Isfahan carpets, and new artists have been introduced.

Isfahan carpet market is a relic of the Safavid era. The brick-made building of the bazaar is continuous with a two-floor shop on both sides of the bazaar path with a dome roof, tiles, and plaster. There is a skylight at the arch and in the center that provides both ventilation and lighting. Each dome arch is basically for two shops (in front of each other) or those in one square. These ceilings also adjust the market temperature in all seasons. It should be noted that these roofs are a good place for nesting red-breasted swallows that migrate to Isfahan due to the climate and water of the Zayandeh-rud during their childbirth. The people of Isfahan consider the swallow to be ominous, and in ancient times, with a sweet Isfahani accent, this bird was called a Pisoore; A word that has been forgotten for years. So during your visit, sometimes it is better to look at the sky so that you may be lucky and see the red-breasted swallow. There are several interesting places in the bazaar, for example, Saqakhaneh, Ab-Anbar, Hamam, mosque, caravanserai, coffee house, stable, Zurkhaneh, school. Also, Amin Carpet Bazaar is one of the advanced contemporary buildings which is in harmony with the market texture and cultural identity suitable for the action of this union.

Isfahan carpets are various in shapes, but most are rectangle, square, circle, and octagon from small to large sizes. Well-known designs in Isfahan carpets include Lechak and Toranj, Afshan, Eslami, Aksi, hunting ground. The famous carpet design artists in this city are Haj Hossein Mosour Al-Maleki, Archang, and Rashtian.

The last point is that the effect of a hand-woven carpet, although cheap in terms of location, is inspiring, and that is why hand-woven is considered an art; despite the progress of the machine-made carpet industry, it is still popular. Therefore, we recommend that in addition to visiting this market, buy souvenirs for yourself and decorate your home with original Iranian art.

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