Most carpets are predominantly wool, both in the pile and the foundation. ... Although certain areas never adopted, or had access to, the synthetics, and the type of dye is not therefore a sure guide to date, ... Shaha#39;Abbas I (1588-1629) established royal factories for the weaving of carpets in separate centers such as Kashan, Kirman and Isfahan, his splendid new capital. ... He also notes that Joshaqan was known as Joshaqan Qali (or Joshaqan, the Carpet Town); and in his Travels inanbsp;...
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