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Iranian (Persian) Art And Hadicrafts (Part 2)

Iranian (Persian) Art And Hadicrafts

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Iranian (Persian) Art And Hadicrafts (Part 2)

  1. 6. <ul><li>Carpets </li></ul>
  2. 8. <ul><li>History of Iranian carpets begins… </li></ul><ul><li>2500 years ago! </li></ul>
  3. 9. <ul><li>In 1949 the oldest known &quot;knotted&quot; carpet </li></ul><ul><li>was discovered in the Pazyryk valley </li></ul><ul><li>It was found preserved in the frozen tombs of Scythian chiefs and is 2400 to 2500 years old. </li></ul>
  4. 12. Scythian nomads used carpets <ul><li>… and so did Achemenians </li></ul><ul><li>But the first evidence on the existence of carpets, came from Chinese texts dating back to the Sassanid Dynasty (AD 224 - 641). </li></ul>
  5. 13. <ul><li>Perhaps the most important time in the history of Persian carpets came with the accession to power of the Safavid rulers (1499 - 1722). </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1500 examples are preserved in various museums and in private collections world-wide. </li></ul>
  6. 17. <ul><li>Turkish knot </li></ul>Persian knot