Known for their geometric forms and high knot density, Ardabil rugs are made in Ardabil, a region located in northwestern Iran. And this is the same Ardabil that has its own long and illustrious history of Persian carpet making. Ardabil carpets have also been gifted to the complex of Sheikh Safi-ad-din in 1539 CE. They are counted among one of the finest carpets in the world. One of the Ardabil rugs is on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Ardabil has been so influential that it is used at 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the English Parliament and even Hitler had it in his Berlin office.
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Ardibil Rugs—A Beautiful Painting on the Fabrics…
Ardibil rugs are a native to the province of Ardibil located in northwestern Iran. Located at the distance of 639 km from Tehran, Ardibil features a significant history of Persian rugs weaving.
The manufacturing of Persian carpets was on zenith during the 16th and 17th centuries in the region. The word Ardibil has been defined by the Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrians, as a tall holy place.
The weavers use Azerbaijani knots in these rugs. The rug features the motifs that are identical to those of Caucasian rugs. However, it has more motifs and objects on the borders. The rug has a lighter color while the patterns are geometric with medallions layouts.
Herati or Mahi is the most popular design found on Ardibil rugs which feature a diamond medallion and small fish throughout.
However, some modern rugs feature bold geometric patterns and have added colors like turquoise and purple as the replacement of traditional colors like green, blue, ivory and pink.
The warp is generally made from cotton, while the weft can be cotton or wool. Some fine Ardibil rugs feature silk. To enhance the features of the rug, sometimes silk is integrated with the woolen pile. Some of the common forms of Ardibil rugs are Sheikh Safi, Mir, Shah Abbasi, and Sarabi.
Types of Ardibil Rugs
The Sheikh Safi was gifted to the complex of Sheik Safi-ad-din in Ardibil in 1539 CE. Counted among the finest soumak rugs in the world, the rug is praised for its sophisticated design, original compositional elements, and structure.
These carpets borrowed their names from the city of Sarab located between Ardibil and Tabriz. Sarabi features the center field covered with the vertical lines that are dotted with asymmetrical blooming branches. These carpets are attractive and boast great color harmony.
These carpets derived their name from Shah Abbas I, the fifth ruler of the Safavids Empire. This type features fantastical flowers along with fig leaves.
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All of our Ardibil rugs are knotted over many months by weavers so each has a unique story to tell. The weavers use methods passed down from generations, meaning they are the highest of quality. Yeah, machines can make Ardibil rugs. But it can't nurture the rugs with skills, precise details, and quality for what Ardibil rugs is acknowledged for. It takes nearly one year to produce one fine piece of Ardibil rug. No wonder why we sell only handmade rugs.
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