Persian carpet


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Persian carpet

or

Persian rug

n
(Textiles) a carpet or rug made in Persia or other countries of the Near East by knotting silk or wool yarn by hand onto a woven backing, characterized by rich colours and flowing or geometric designs

Per′sian car′pet


n.
a handwoven carpet or rug produced in Iran and characteristically having a tight, velvety pile and intricate designs of flowers, leaves, animals, etc., in rich, harmonious colors. Also called Per′sian rug′.
[1610–20]
Translations

Persian carpet

nPerser(teppich) m

Persian carpet

ntappeto persiano
References in classic literature ?
I should like to write a novel certainly, a novel that would be as lovely as a Persian carpet and as unreal.
There you will see Persian carpets of the most exquisite hue and of a pattern the beautiful intricacy of which delights and amazes the eye.
Pierre well knew this large room divided by columns and an arch, its walls hung round with Persian carpets.
All these factors have [delivered] a blow to the Persian carpet and made the market stagnant," he said.
The Persian carpet is like the Iranian flag, known all over the world.
It is a fine and distinctive square that was designed by world famous artist, Ravi Shastri, if my memory is correct, in the form of a Persian carpet.
Muscat: After four years in the making and with the help of people from 154 countries, a giant globe-shaped Persian carpet has finally been completed, much to the delight of the man behind the project, Amir Hossein Dehshid.
It was in the late 16th and 17th centuries that the artistry of the Persian carpet peaked, under the Safavid ruler Shah 'Abbas.
On display is a priceless Persian carpet that took 14 years for its creation.
Dubai: After meticulously weaving 44 million individual knots by hand, three Iranian weavers finally completed a Persian carpet worth $6 million (Dh22 million), which is on display at Dubai Shopping Festival's (DSF) Carpet and Art Oasis.
It is well known historically that no Persian carpet sold to a visiting foreign buyer can be returned [to the seller in Iran]; it has to be sold, if it is not kept [by the buyer] - ultimately at any price.
Washington, June 6 ( ANI ): A Persian carpet decorated with swirling vines and vibrant flowers that was stored for decades by the Corcoran Gallery of Art has been sold for more than 30 million dollars in the U.