Naisrabad, Nasrabad, Nassrabad, Nassarabad
The Naidrabad carpets also originate from this area just south of Isfahan. They are often beaten hard and knotted at a density of 11,000-30,000 knots per ft2. They usually have large, unicoloured surfaces in red, blue or beige, with stylistic animal motifs and an anchor medallion. Like most other carpets from this area, they are made of good quality wool dyed with natural dyes. Both Ghiordes and Senneh knots are used. Among the true Bakhtiar carpets, the most well-known are the Tschalschotor, Bibibaft, Armanibaft, Zamann and Shahrecord.
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Char-Har-Mahal and the Baktiari-province
The Char-Har-Mahal and Bakhtiar area borders Luristan to the west and Hamadan and Arak to the north, while to the east you can find the town of Isfahan and to the south the Kashgai area. Nomads and villagers knot sturdy, durable carpets in this area. The nomads use horizontal looms, while the villagers use vertical looms. The carpets from the different families in the various towns each have their own individual characteristics. Unfortunately, some of these characteristics are disappearing because carpet production has gradually become more standardised.
You are reading an extract from the book ‘Oriental Carpets, Knottet with Love’ by Martin Munkholm.
This extensive book about all that is carpets can be borrowed in Danish libraries or be bought following this link: http://www.belle-rugs.dk/dk/ekspertise/taeppebog/
The book is published by Muusmann Forlag.
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You can find our selection of Nasrabad carpets underneath.