Origin: Iran (Northwest)
Ardebil or Ardabil rugs come from North-West Iran, not far from the Caspian Sea.
Ardabil Rug Characteristics
The (symmetric) Turkish knot is constantly utilised. These carpets had designs that were comparable to Tabriz’s Persian gardens but were of lower quality. They were primarily made in modest quantities for home use in small rooms. The field and borders were painted in traditional colours.
Common Designs: Medallion, Geometric
Geometric designs are also common in village’s and nomad’s carpets are typical of this rug style. In comparison to other Persian carpets, their knot density is relatively coarse. Nonetheless, they are of excellent quality and appear in good condition, attributed to the thin pile.
Floral motifs featuring palmettes, leaves and vines in a central medallion or all-over pattern can be shown.
Material: Wool, Cotton
The rugs and carpets are made of natural materials and have a cotton foundation and a wool pile.
Because the dyes were manufactured from natural ingredients such as pomegranate peel and indigo, the hues differ somewhat, creating a ‘ripple’ look where darker and lighter batches of wool were utilised.
The History Of Antique Persian Ardabil Rugs
Rug weaving is particularly popular in this ancient Iranian region. It is steeped in a long and illustrious history. Their weaving style was influenced by the Mongol invasion of Iran in the 13th century when they settled in the northwest. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Safavid Dynasty reigned supreme over Persian carpet production in the region.
Like many other parts of Iran, almost every man and woman in this harsh and hilly region have the talent and skill to weave high-quality carpets by hand without using any contemporary technology. Rug weaving is sometimes the family’s sole source of income. They barter the rugs with local merchants in adjacent cities for household goods and necessities.
Ardabil, Bakhshaish, Gharajeh, Goravan, Heriz, Mehraban, Sarab, and Shahsavan are some areas and towns in Iran’s Turkish region. This historical region of Iran and parts of Turkey and Uzbekistan played a crucial role in developing the modern carpet industry. They have been weaving carpets for a long time and continue to do so every day.
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