It now measures 34 6.
1540 ardabil carpet worth.
The natural materials of ardabil rugs are sheep s wool pile and cotton warp.
The carpet has been signed by muqsud kashani and it contains the first couplet of a poem by iranian poet hafez.
It was made in the town of ardabil in north west iran the burial place of shaykh safi al din ardabili who died in 1334.
Originally there were two presumably identical carpets and the london carpet as restored and reconstructed in the 19th century uses sections from both.
Their somewhat coarser knotting however also explains the lower price that is often found with this type of carpet.
It is not known whether the carpet was produced in a royal.
The shaykh was a sufi leader ancestor of shah ismail.
Meshgin rug meshgin shahr ardabil province beginning of 20th c.
Together they represent the most famous and renowned rugs in persian history.
Shaykh safi al din ardabili was a sufi saint that influenced islamic traditions to his people.
The ardabil carpet has 340 knots per square inch 5300 knots per ten centimeters square.
Medallion carpet known as the ardabil carpet wool pile on silk foundation design of central medallion with two hanging lamps safavid iran dated 946h 1539 1540.
Carpet ardabil carpet measurements 11 52m by 5 34m square meters 61 5 knot count 50 raj 18 knots per inch foundation.
They are used to make robust carpets that are in no way inferior to the high standard of other persian rugs.
The ardabil carpet refers to either of a pair of two persian rugs completed during the reign of the safavid shah tahmasp i near tabriz in the mid 16 th century.
Today a commercial rug averages 80 160 knots per square inch meaning that the ardabil carpet was highly detailed.
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The ardabil carpet is the world s oldest dated carpet and one of the largest most beautiful and historically important.
Shaykh ardbali was an ancestor of shah ismail founder of the safavid dynasty which established the shi a islamic religion and existed from 1501 1722.
The ardabil carpet or ardebil carpet is the name of two different famous persian carpets the largest and best known now in the victoria and albert museum in london.
The ardabil carpet originating in the town of ardabil north west iran now located in london s victoria and albert museum is extensive in its detail and size both of which contribute to its attraction and high regard.
Believed to have been woven around 1539 1540 ce the ardabil carpet was a shrine to the shaykh or leader safi al din ardbali who died in 1334.
1538 40 examples.