Esfahan is one of the great cities of the world. Esfahanis will state unabashedly they are the best of people, liberal inclusive outgoing and smart but recent acid attacks on young women show the dark side in the burbs.
The Esfahan Carpet is always fine and elegant. If it is not, it is called Najafabad, a nearby poorer town. Esfahani humour. One does get tired of seeing the same central medallion and quarters design re-hashed over and over so when we find an Esfahan rug with an individual personality it is usually exceptional.
Silk warps, cork wool pile.
Early 20th C.