Tag - Iranian Carpets

Persian Gardens - Vipemo

Gardens & Music

Gardens Most historical gardens in Iran have a mythological background. In fact, the English word “paradise” derives from Old Persian Pardis (“a royal garden").The traditional Iranian garden is usually divided into four quarters by the intersection of two principal avenues. Noteworthy examples of this type are Hasht Behesht, Chehel Sotun in Esfahan, planted during the Safavid period, and Fin Garden in Kashan.The finest of the Safavid gardens was Hezar jarib, situated at the end of Chahar Bagh Avenue on the [...]

Persian Pottery Isfahan Iran - Vipemo


Pottery Safavid ceramics can hardly stand comparison with the splendid wares of earlier periods, yet under the Safavids, there was a notable renaissance in pottery. The artists of the Safavid age brought about the beautiful tilework that can be observed in the mosques of this period. Shah Abbas the Great is said to have summoned to his capital 300 Chinese potters, and the most characteristic ceramics of his reign show the strong influence, and often the direct imitation, of Far Eastern [...]

Iranian Carpets Isfahan - Vipemo


Carpets While architecture and painting were the main artistic vehicles of the Safavids, the making of textiles and carpets was also of great importance. In the 16th century, hitherto primarily nomadic crafts were transformed into royal industries by the creation of court workshops. The best known carpets of this period, dated 1539. come from the Mausoleum of Sheikh Safi od-Din Safavid in Ardabil and, in the opinion of many experts, represent the summit of achievement in carpet design. The larger [...]

Isfahan Iran - Vipemo

Introducing Isfahan

Isfahan A city of immense beauty and unforgettable experiences, Isfahan has been dazzling travelers for ages. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is that most westerners appreciate the truly Persian character that the city has retained. Nesf-e Jahan, Half of the World Nesf-e Jahan, "Half of the World", is a popular rhyme with the name of Isfahan and an example of the praise lavished by the inhabitants and poets on their city. At one time - at the close of the [...]

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