The Malakouti Carpet Workshop of Isfahan

One of my goals is to expand the knowledge of Oriental Rugs. To take knowledge from many different sources and help get it to people. It is a great thing when other people help. Our friend Harout Bedrossian from the Persian Gulf knew I was interested in finding out about the Malakouti family and their workshop and carpets. Harout was kind enough to put together this photo essay.

Picture 1
Mr. Malakouti preparing the base
Mr. Malakouti (the father) preparing the base, (laying out the warps).


Picture 2

Preparing the base.
Preparing the base.


Picture 3

Mr. Malakouti inspecting one of the almost finished carpets
Mr. Malakouti (the father) inspecting one of the almost finished carpets.


Picture 4

Mr. & Mrs. Malakouti inspecting one of their carpets from the back on the loom
Mr. & Mrs. Malakouti inspecting one of their carpets from the back on the loom (this is an old photo, when Mr. Malakouti was young).


Picture 5

The dye master preparing the dyes
The dye master preparing the dyes.


Picture 6

The dye master preparing the dyes
The dye master preparing the dyes.


Picture 7

Working on the new dyed wool
Working on the new dyed wool.


Picture 8

Laying out the dyed wool to dry
Laying out the dyed wool to dry.


Picture 9

The Malakouti signed Isfahan carpet made by Mr. Malakouti
The Malakouti signed Isfahan carpet made by Mr. Malakouti. The carpet size is 245x165 cm. It has a wool pile with silk inlay. The base is all silk. Knot density is 12k/cm ~ 930kpsi.


Picture 10

The Malakouti signature in the carpet
The Malakouti signature in the carpet in Picture 9.


Picture 11

Details of the medallion of the carpet
Details of the medallion of the carpet in Picture 9.


Picture 12

Details of the corner of the carpet
Details of the corner of the carpet in Picture 9.


Picture 13

The back of the carpet
The back of the carpet.


Picture 14

Majid, one of the Malakouti sons in their retail shop in Dubai, UAE
Majid, one of the Malakouti sons in their retail shop in Dubai, UAE.