Chehel Sotoun (also Chihil Sutun or Chehel Sotoon; Persian: چهل ستون, literally: “Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
The Golestan Palace (Persian: کاخ گلستان, Kākh-e Golestān) is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. One of the oldest historical monuments in the city of Tehran, and of world heritage status, the Golestan Palace belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("Citadel"). It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presence from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Unique specifications of Bakhtiari carpet are in particular its high consistency, using raw materials and natural colours. These unique features create an excellent soft woven art with attractive designs and patterns. The patterns used in these carpets are mostly based on geometrical shapes create simple and natural look designs. Persian Red (a.k.a Laki), Dark Blue and special Bakhtiari Brown colour (a.k.a Shotori) are mostly used to weave this carpet.
Despite this level of greatness, the price of this carpet is less than its wool rugs competitors such as Nain and Tabriz carpets. However, if silk is used to make Bakhtiari rugs, the price becomes almost in same range of Nain or Tabriz rugs.