Hasan Dardashti of Dardashti Carpets of Isfahan
The Dr. Pat Doran Dardashti Isfahan Rug
“I never heard of Dardashti until the Grand Exhibition in Tehran. I was walking through the Isfahan section with Mr. Yazdi, a senior official of the Iran Carpet Company (the largest carpet company in the world) and we were discussing the best Isfahan workshops. I mentioned Haghighi and Seirafian and he said “and Dardashti”. He then took me over and introduced me to Mr. Dardashti and showed me the rugs.”
In the 1980’s and 1990’s I bought quite a few Dardashti rugs I preferred his style over Serafian who was better known.
Dardashti is well known for a sense of motion in his carpets, I had one of his carpets with a falling leaves design. As you said he should be better known outside of Iran.