Persian carpets


The Kashan city region has been inhabited since pre-historic times and first inhabitants settled there more than 7000 years ago. In Safavid times this city was the leisure place for the rulers. During the rule of Shah Abbas the Great a very valuable Fin garden was established in Kashan. Read more


Carpet-weaving in this town is not an ancient craft, and only approximately 90 years old. Old carpets of Ghom were woolen carpets tied on cotton warp, but later carpets made of silk threads became popular. Read more


During the reign of Akbar the Great (1558-1606s), the Mughal Empire reached the height of its power. At the end of the 17th century the Mughal Empire controlled most of India (excluding the southern side) and part of current Afghanistan. Read more


This Turkic nation is located in the Central Asian countries of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and northeastern Iran.

Turkmen had a complex tribal structure divided into diverse tribes and clans. Gradually, to enhance their safety, they formed larger tribal units. During the times of the Russian Empire, Turkmenistan was recognized as and independent country. Read more


A nation living in Central Asia. Most Uzbeks live in Uzbekistan, however there are minorities of them living in Afghanistan, Tadzhikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and China. Some live in Iran as well. Read more

Kurdistan and Western Persia

The Kurdish people are a nation that lives in Iran. The territory that they inhabit is called Kurdistan, and is borders are nicely drawn along these lines:

“Kurd, would you like to know where your friends live? Here is what I will tell you: Kurdistan’s borders in the west go from Eskandar to the Taurus Mountains and the Black Sea, in the north from Black Sea, Ardan and Araks rivers, in the east from Ahvaz to the Euphrates, and in the south it borders the great Zagros Mountains and Nusaybin road.” Read more


This is the capital city of Hamadan province. It is one of the oldest cities in Iran, reaching as far back as Sumerian times, when one of the most influential, ancient world cities – Ecbatana – was founded. Read more


This city belongs to the Arak region. The carpets that came from Ferahan were undoubtedly the best and most famous 19th century carpets. Read more


A city located in west-central Iran, formerly known as Sultanabad. In the second half of the 19th century the carpet-weaving was flourishing in the surrounding towns and villages. Read more