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Known as one of the cultural and weaving centers of Persian, Isfahan was the capital of Shah Abbas who was considered one of greatest patron of 16th century arts and supported the ""Golden Age of Persian Weaving."" Persian Isfahan weavers were influenced by various forms of artistry supported during this era such as calligraphy and mosaics. The sophisticated artisanship of the Isfahan was one that combined attuned technical skill and an eye for natural beauty.
During the 16th century it was the Isfahan weavers who introduced curvilinear and delicately intricate floral forms along with other classics such as the scroll, vine, vase and arabesque. Crafted with a high density knot pattern that often utilized silk and wool, the Isfahan regularly utilized jewel-toned natural dyes to enhance the elegant designs. This Isfahan is no exception to the bold weaving tradition as it displays a central medallion with the Shah Abbas motif. The ivory colored backdrop enhances intricately woven designs.