Masterpiece Persian Carpets
July 26, 2006 12:06 AM   Subscribe

WEALTH OF KINGS Very nice collection of rare and beautiful works of the rug weavers art,including fascinating history of the middle east.
posted by hortense (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For those of you who want more this site has a gallery, and information on patterns and symmetry.
posted by hortense at 12:10 AM on July 26, 2006

This what fascinating means:Reviewing Safavid history of the 16th century, it's a miracle any of these carpets were made at all. The three great Shahs, Ismå`ìl, Tahmasp and Abbas, grew up in a world of backstabbing and treachery, dominated by war and the fifth columnist activities of their insurgent Qizilbåsh followers. After re-gaining Herat in 1510, Ismåìl had a drinking cup made out of the vanquished Uzbek Khan`s skull.
posted by hortense at 12:17 AM on July 26, 2006

These are amazing. Did people actaully walk on these?
posted by Dr No at 7:10 AM on July 26, 2006

I've barely looked at the first link and I'm hooked. Thanks, this is great (of course, being Persian I'm biased).
posted by Devils Slide at 7:45 AM on July 26, 2006

Nice post, hortense - thank you!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:26 AM on July 26, 2006

Thanks, hortense. I loooves the nice carpets.
posted by Floydd at 10:02 AM on July 26, 2006

Lovely, thanks hortense!
posted by carter at 6:06 AM on July 27, 2006

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