Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini

Kashan City – rugs and carpets

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by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini, Iran Rug CompanyKashan, a city with an area of 2100 ha. lays in central plate of Iran, 945 meters above sea level. Being on 51’27” east and 33’59” north, it is surrounded by mountains on one side and Kevir on the other. Now being a district of Esfahan, Kashan was a…

Nain carpets by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini

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Nain rugs and carpets by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini, Iran Rug Company 21 June 2005 Naein ( Nain ) History books don’t say anything about Naein rugs although the city itself, is more than 3000 years old. Till 60 years ago Naein was famous for it’s ‘ABA’ (mantle). As the Iranians’ taste of clothes changed, the…

Persian dyes

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by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini, Iran Rug Company Iran Rug Co has established a laboratory and is running a research project on vegetal dyes Oldest signs of mankind’s use of dyes go back 150 to 200 thousand years ago. Some cylinder bones containing ochre and oily solutions are found and estimated to have that age. In…

Arak Carpets by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini

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by Ehsan Afzalzadeh Naini, Iran Rug Company 20 April 2005 Historical and geographical features of Markazi province Arak City is not older than 200 years; but before Islam, which is 1400 years ago, a part of great Median Empire was called Arak. The area was razed during Arab attack. Some 100 years later the area…