To thoroughly admire the huge amount of artistic carpets in display a lot more time would have been required, but despite those constraints I still managed to photograph quite a few that seem to have caught my attention as I strolled along the galleries.
70 Radj knot cotton and silk tree prayer- niche design - Early 20th century - Kashan (left); 55 Radj knot cotton and wool corner medallion carpet - late 19th century - Khorassan (right).
Cotton and wool rose flower design rug - 19th century - Senneh (right).
60 Radj knot cotton and wool animals combat corner medallion design rug - 19th century rug - Senneh.
70 Radj knot wool and silk dragon-head Arabesque design rug - 1906 -Bidjar (right).
50 Radj knot cotton and wool carpet "Kings and Notables" - 1905 - Kerman (right).
70 Radj knot cotton and wool tree of life design carpet woven by Master Abolghasem Kermani - Kerman
The legendary stories of the Sassanid King Bahran V (421-439 AD) - 1916 - Kerman
Pictorial carpet with famous figures - 1910.
I must confess I loved this first visit, which set the tone for the ones to follow. I was definitely taken by the beauty and weaving mastery displayed.