Heavily influenced by Shah Abbas the Great, the Iranian King of the Safavid Dynasty, the city of Isfahan soon turned into a manufacturing powerhouse. The carpets created by the artisans inside this capital city are of the highest quality available in the world. The central medallion is like the fingerprint of the rug, since no two central medallions are the same. This centerpiece is typically connected by tendrils and surrounded by arabesques. The elements inherent in all Persian rugs are humans closeness to nature, which is why small plants and floral motifs are used in the design of the Isfahan rug. These carpets are extremely rare and densely knotted, and use only the finest quality wool. The pile is thick and the designs are intricate, with detailing knotted in silk. The Isfahan Persian rug will make a strong statement in any home.