Find it at the Met – Ilkhanid Dynasty Textiles

Persian textiles from the Ilkhanid dynasty are visual representations of a historical convergence between East and West Asia during the 13th and 14th centuries. This time of peace along the...

Persian Recipes For A Cookout

Nothing pairs quite like summer and the grill. Treat yourself, your family, and your friends to another unbeatable pairing - delicious chicken kabobs with a refreshing side salad. Follow these...
Overall Farahan

A Brief History – The Farahan Carpet

At the close of the 18th century, the predominant Persian carpet distribution cities of Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman, and Mashhad found themselves accompanied by a new weaving hub, the Farahan region....
Neutral Leopardess from Orley Shabahang - overall carpet photo

Antique Spotlight – Neutral Leopardess

This week’s Antique Spotlight highlights one of our most cherished tribal Persian carpets, this Neutral Qashqai Leopard carpet. Let's hunt through this week’s Antique Spotlight and learn more about this...
Flora - Contemporary Persian Carpet from Orley Shabahang - Front of carpet

Staff Pick – Flora

This week’s Staff Pick highlights Flora, a lush green Luri Gabbeh carpet from Orley Shabahang’s Tribal collection. From its thick green pile to the traditional weave, continue reading this week’s Staff...
Framed Garden – 10’0” x 14’3” – Art Nouveau Carpet from Orley Shabahang - overall photo

Inspiration Everywhere – Framed Garden

Bridging the gap between Art -Nouveau and the beloved traditional and transitional design elements of Bakhtiari carpets, this week’s “Inspiration Everywhere” features Framed Garden from the Orley Shabahang’s Art Nouveau collection. Continue...
A detailed image of this silk iris textile reveals the ground weft’s neutral diamond design with the lampassed pink, yellow, blue, and white flowers on top of it.

Find it at the Met – Silk Iris

With the Safavid dynasty of Persia came a golden era in politics, science, and art. These rulers saw the importance of collaboration between various fields of study, and as such,...
Paria Farzaneh Headshot

Iranian Artist Spotlight – Paria Farzaneh

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A Brief History – Flatweave Carpets

Whether you have just fallen in love with Persian carpets or are a long-time collector, flatweave carpets tend to receive less attention than their piled counterparts. In this week’s blog,...