Dardashti Rugs

Dardashti
Hasan Dardashti of Dardashti Carpets of Isfahan


The Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug
The Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug
"I never heard of Dardashti until the Grand Exhibition in Tehran. I was walking through the Isfahan section with Mr. Yazdi, a senior official of the Iran Carpet Company (the largest carpet company in the world) and we were discussing the best Isfahan workshops. I mentioned Haghighi and Seirafian and he said “and Dardashti”. He then took me over and introduced me to Mr. Dardashti and showed me the rugs."
Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug
Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug
Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug
Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug

In the 1980's and 1990's I bought quite a few Dardashti rugs I preferred his style over Serafian who was better known.

Dardashti is well known for a sense of motion in his carpets, I had one of his carpets with a falling leaves design. As you said he should be better known outside of Iran.