Paper Information

Journal:   NAGHSH MAYEH   DECEMBER 2013 , Volume 5 , Number 16; Page(s) 35 To 44.
 
Paper: 

A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY BROCADE PATTERNS OF ISFAHAN

 
 
Author(s):  TAGHAVINEJAD BAHAREH, HADIDI SAMIRA
 
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Abstract: 

Brocade is one of the noble and traditional arts of Iran, which has an ancient history in art of this land. Brocade is a kind of delicate and precious cloth that their warps is of pure silk and their woofs is of colorful silk and braid thread, and has been noteworthy as a valuable present for the purpose of preparation of royal cloths and ritual usages. This cloth has been knitted during different historical periods, which means since Achaemenian and its production have had ups and downs during the next periods, until it has become supported by the government, like other kinds of art, in the period of Safavi dynasty, after Isfahan became the capital and the best craftsmen were invited to Isfahan. The production of brocades reached its highest point in this period with different and patterns and varied colors and stamps such as: human beings, animals, birds, plants and flowers(trees especially Cedar), Islamic patterns, and also prescription and calligraphy. Nowadays Isfahan is famous as the center of traditional Iranian brocades, however because of some reasons such as expensive materials, people's unfamiliarity to this art and its limited usage, small amount of attention is paid to it. In this article we intend to survey patterns of this cloth during contemporary period of Isfahan, after taking a curt study about brocades.

 
Keyword(s): CLOTH, BROCADE, PATTERN, ISFAHAN
 
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