TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY PERSIAN WEAVING
Volume 5 Number
Henry Savage-Landor had a good deal to say about Persian carpets.
Observations on Sultanabad, Kerman, and Birjand have been previously
reported. Here are his characterizations of weaving in other parts
of Persia: Carpets are a chief manufacture of "Kasvin"
(Northwest Persia) ; Ispahan has a "flourishing" carpet-making
industry; Kashan makes some silk carpets; Kurdistan's product
is principally small prayer rugs, "rather vivid in colour";
and, carpets are also made at Kermanshah, Tabriz, and Yazd. (1)
Of these additional mentions, the only type really described is
the product of Shiraz: ". . .the long narrow rugs, as soft
as velvet, and usually with geometrical designs on them. Red,
blue, and white are the prevalent colours." (2)
A. Henry, Across Coveted Lands, New York, 1903, p. 77,
p. 185, p. 247, p. 317, p. 318.