Fine Persian Esfahan Mamouri Rug – SignedRug #2469
Signed Persian Esfahan Rug – Silk and Wool – Central Medallion
This Esfahan rug is published in:
THE STORY OF CARPETS, Essie Sakhai, London, 1991.
Carpets have been woven in Esfahan at least since the establishment of royal workshops under Shah Abass in the 1590s. Two groups associated with the golden age of Safavid art include the silk ‘Polonaise’ carpets and the great predominantly red ground floral carpets; the latter often called ‘Indo-Persian’ or ‘Indo Esfahan’ in the early to mid-part of the 20th century, despite the fact that 19th century collectors had no doubts as to their Esfahan origin. As with many of the leading Persian weaving cities things become a bit hazy from the end of the 17th century to the end of the 19th century and within the context of the revival of Persian weaving at the time, there are few rugs that can be attributed to Esfahan before the 1920s. The great period of Esfahan weaving began in the early in the 1930s and continued after the Second World War with the establishment of some of the greatest carpet designers of the 20th century including Seirafian, Mamouri and Hekmatnejad names synonymous with the finest of Esfahan carpet weaving. Their carpets are all distinguished by their technical weave quality and elegance of their designs. This Esfahan rug is signed; Iran-Esfahan-Mamouri.
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