Ardebil 275x203cms

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This type of Persian Carpet is known in Iran and the worldwide trade as Ardebil, Ardebil is a town in northwest Iran.

Most Ardebil carpets use large scale geometric designs because the population is akin to the Azerbaijan Republic, both originating from the Kizil Bash tribes of the Turkic Ak Koyanlu horde.

Pure woollen symmetrical knots on a cotton warp with a mixture of dyes, a lovely dense knotting and wool quality

Ardebil has a Sufi shrine that is an important pilgrimage centre. The famous Ardebil Carpets now in the Getty and the V&A were gifted to the shrine during the Safavid era.