A study of the interior furniture and decorative motifs of Acheamenid and Sassanid

Kaner, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7946-7433, Abouali, L. and Ni, J., 2019. A study of the interior furniture and decorative motifs of Acheamenid and Sassanid. American Journal of Art and Design, 4 (4), pp. 48-57. ISSN 2578-7799

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This study reviews two types of Persian interior furniture; court furniture such as chairs and beds, also known as thrones and Persian rugs, through an examination of taxonomy; their general types, structure, and decorative patterns, which were used in two important Pre-Islamic era in Iran; Achaemenid (530-330 B.C.) and Sassanid (224 to 651 A.D.). This topic is investigated to increase the understanding of the maturity of the Iranian interior furniture industry. Its symbolic system is also explored, which was based on animal and plant motifs, to consider the function of elements and symbolism on Iranian interior furniture. Extant evidence of high-level furniture and rugs in these periods have only remained in the form of artworks, wall carvings, and the traditional stories. Both rugs and high-level furniture were used extensively as luxurious items by the ruling classes and as such are the only sources that are considered here in this study. This surviving evidence shows how the ruling classes influenced the historical development of Iran's interior furnishing designs in both wood and carpet forms.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: American Journal of Art and Design
Creators: Kaner, J., Abouali, L. and Ni, J.
Publisher: Science Publishing Group
Date: December 2019
Volume: 4
Number: 4
ISSN: 2578-7799
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Dec 2019 08:53
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2019 08:54
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38846

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