History of Esfahan Rugs

Weaving in Esfahan flourished in the Safavid era.  But when the Afghans invaded Iran, ending the Safavid dynasty, the craft also became stagnant. Not until 1920’s, between two world wars, was weaving again taken seriously by the people of Esfahan.  They started to weave Safavid designs and once again became one of the most important nexus of

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