Tudeshk is a tiny village situated halfway along the 300 km long old Isfahan - Nain highway. During the second quarter of the 20th century carpets were made there that were markedly finer and more majestic than their legendary counterparts in Isfahan itself or Kashan. For a period of two decades or so some of the finest Persian carpets came out of Tudeshk. This ended when an earthquake struck in 1957 after which its weavers migrated to Nain and set up carpet production there.
This attractive carpet belongs to the second generation of Tudeshk weaving in the 1940s when they shifted to a whiter tonality, denser knotting with higher knot count, and incorporated silk highlights.
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