Isfahan (Esfahan) was the capital during the Safavids dynasty (1502-1736). Later Shah Abbas was a great believer in architecture and art. During his time the famous Emam mosque was built.
Isfahan Persian carpets are luxurious and many are composed of wool and silk and have a high knot count. The base can be silk or cotton. Designs were inspired by poets Rumi, Hafez and Atter. Other patterns include: vase, all over design, Shah Abbas, Tree of life and circular depiction of the famous Shah Lutf Allah mosque in Isfahan. Isfahan rugs can have up to 1,000,000 knots per square meter. Normally the weaver's signature is woven into the carpet, as well as the Iranian flag. These silk handmade carpets are considered luxury carpets.
Please see the Sheba Iranian Carpets collection of Isfahan carpets below.