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Safdarzadeh Haghighi family history

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Haj Mehdikhan Safdarzadeh Haghighi
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Haj Feizullah Khan Haghighi
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Mohammadmahdi Safdarzadeh Haghighi
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Amirhosein Safdarzadeh Haghighi
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Alireza Safdarzadeh Haghighi
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Haj Mehdikhan Safdarzadeh Haghighi
Carpet weaving dates back to 110 years ago in the family of Safdarzadeh Haghighi. The father, the late Haj Mehdi Khan was born in 188l in Esfahan in a committed, religious family. At about 12 years of age, he was trained by masters such as Master Abdolsamad Eslimi, Master Abdolmotaleb Shoureshi and Master Abdolrahim Khan Shoureshi who were his relatives. At that time, he played in his tum a significant role in the revival of the hand-made carpet art and industry which has unfortunately been abandoncd in the Qujar Dynasty. For the 1* time, he established a centralized loom (workshop) in Naghshe Jahan( Emam) Square and was busy training carpet weaving. Due to the prominent talent he had expressed, he was independently entrusted with the mastery of a carpet frame at the very age of 15 years. He was famous at the age of 18 as Ostad Mehdi Khan and chose the business of carpet weaving as his major job with interest and perseverance. He initially started the business in his own house with a few carpet frames. From the very beginning, the merchants active in the carpet trade got acquainted and concluded prepurchase contracts with him to develop his business.

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Haj Feizullah Khan Haghighi
Feizollah Khan Safdarzadeh Haghighi, the son of Master Mehdi Khan, was born on March 16, 1943 in Esfahan in a family which the carpet weaving industry was inherited. Due to his great interest in painting and his father’s profession, he completed his education in Esfahan Fine Arts Conservatory under the supervision of masters such as Rostam Shirazi and Issa Bahadori – director and teacher of Fine Arts and carpet designer in the field of miniature. Feizollah Khan’s studentship with master Rostam Shirazi, influenced his artistic style in the field of miniature and by using traditional and modern methods of painting he created new designs and had a great impact on Iranian carpet weaving art and industry.

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Mohammadmahdi Safdarzadeh Haghighi
Mohammad Mehdi Safdarzadeh Haghighi was born and raised in Isfahan in a family where the love and interest in carpets is inherited. He spent his childhood with their noble father, Professor Faizullah Safdarzadeh Haghighi, amidst a lot of patterns and colors and visiting carpet weaving workshops.
Although the carpet was embedded in his skin and bones, he enjoyed being with his father and the master’s student; In 1994, he chose his field of study based on his heartfelt love and interest in design and architecture.
During his studies, with the emergence of some problems and the departure of his parents from Iran, he was given the responsibility of living and organizing his father’s work. . After graduating from university, his love and interest in his father’s profession, on the one hand, and architecture, on the other, put him at a crossroads in choosing a job.
Until he realized that the carpet is part of the architecture and the two are not separate. Therefore, by using his knowledge and education at the same time, he tried to learn more about his family profession under the supervision of his father, such as the late Master Shiraz and the late Master Hafizi, and applied his personal experiences by encouraging him to produce carpets.
In the meantime, by participating in different periods of management and IT technology and using them, on the one hand, he tried to organize more in his father’s workshops and on the other hand, he started to create new relationships with customers inside and outside. Kish International Carpet and Rug in 2008 won the title of top producer to produce the most beautiful rugs. Among his other honors, we can mention winning the award for the best carpet in the classic urban weaving carpets in the 6th Tehran Carpet Festival.
In order to pay his respects to Master Faizollah – their noble father – Mohammad Mehdi introduced more works of the real family and by holding exclusive luxury exhibitions in Tehran for three consecutive years from 2009 to 2011 in Farmaniyeh Club and Niavaran Museum Palace and Lux ​​Commercial Center Sam Center, as well as holding foreign exhibitions in countries such as Japan, Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia and China, Shanghai, introduced the real F brand more in the world art community.

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Amirhosein Safdarzadeh Haghighi
Amir Hossein Safdarzadeh Haghighi, the second child of master Feizullah Khan, was born on June 16, 1980 in Esfahan. From childhood, under the influence of his father’s teachings, he became interested in miniature art and design and studied this field of art. As a teenager in line with his childhood teaching, he worked on miniature painting on ivory, nature drawing and figure drawing and because of his passion for European classical music started playing the piano. Amir Hossein was admitted to the field of industrial engineering at the age of 19 and graduated at the age of 24 and then he continued his education in the field of MBA. He went to England at the age of 25 and continued his university education in Art & Design at KENSINGTON & CHELSEA (KCC) College in London and succeeded in getting his art diploma from this college and with the support of the college participated in group exhibitions of stamp design in England In 2007.

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Alireza Safdarzadeh Haghighi
Alireza Safdarzadeh Haghighi was born 30th August 1982 in the city of the turquoise domes, Isfahan. The youngest son of Master Feizollah Khan Safdarzadeh Haghighi. Alireza studied Computer design at university however his father had been impressed by his talent in drawing after seeing some of his work.  It was under his father’s shadow that he entered the field of production and design of Isfahan handmade carpets. Together with master Jafar Gholi Fadakar, Alireza produced his first rug at the age of seventeen, which was the last drawing drawn by the great master Rostam Shirazi. In this work, under the supervision of his father, the talent of the young artist rippled throughout.Alireza, in addition to learning the basics of design, did not neglect the importance of colour and dyeing. Under the watchful eye of his late father has learnt this skill and created his own colours. Alireza is at the forefront of his career and has developed and matured as his father would have admired.

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Haghighi’s carpets, more than a century of love and passion dedicated to the carpet industry