عنوان مقاله [English]
Carpets of Safavid era which were often the products of court workshops contain various motifs that animal motifs are one of the most widely used cases. Pirnia house of Nain is also one of the royal palaces related to this era where has beautiful murals as well as animal motifs similar to carpets of Safavid era.
By an analytic-descriptive method, the study of the library resources and analysis of the field images, the present research tries to identify, classify, analyze and compare animal motifs of murals of Pirnia house and four examples of Safavid carpets, and tries to find the answer of the following questions:
1. Which are the animal motifs common to the murals of the Nain Pirnia house and the carpets of Safavid era?
2. How much have animal motifs in the murals been influenced by the carpets of the Safavid era?
3. What was the connection between the designers of carpets and murals of the Nain Pirnia house?
Considering many commonalities between the animal motifs of these two, which have been repeated identically in both cases, as well as similarity in the form, the use of the same spacing and dynamic representation style, it seems also that animal motifs of murals of Pirnia house have been influenced by animal motifs of Safavid carpets, which the work relationship between the miniature painters, carpet designers and painters of the murals and their simultaneous presence in the royal workshops can be considered as its main reason. So that, It seems that both of them has been designed by a single team.