Inspired by the world renowned Textiles and Carpets woven in 16th Century Persia (Iran) under the patronage of the famous Safavid rulers, comes The Carpet Cellar’s Safavid Collection of carpets. The original Safavid carpets were created using pure cashmere (pashmina wool) and the best of vegetable dyes available during that period. The world’s most expensive Persian Kerman sickle leaf carpet that sold for a world record price of 34 Million USD at Sotheby’s New York, was woven in these times. Our recreations aim to revive the high and low ‘Souf’ technique which is the play of textures in a combination of silk and wool where the pattern is made in silk pile that is higher and shiny while the wool part is lower and matted. This creates an illusion of being three-dimensional and is an incredible revival of the renowned glory of the Safavid Empire.