Persian rugs are traditionally known for their tremendous variety in design, color, size, and weave, and for their uniqueness of each and every rug produced.
Rugs are usually named after the town or village in which they are woven. Each town has a certain characteristic of weave, design and color which makes the rug easily identifiable. The name however does not denote a specific quality. There are three or four qualities to a name.
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Abadeh – a market town between Isfahan and Shirz.
Rugs often in a flat woven style knot. Designs geometrically stylized animals and flowers.
See more Abadeh rugs.
Afshars – a tribal group more recently in Persia’s South-East corner.
Afhars are known for high quality and unique aesthetics.
A type of Azerbaijani carpet made in the town of Ahar. Part of the Heriz group of rugs.
Amrabad Persian Rugs
Amrabad – one of many Hamadan district towns.
Rugs with relatively coarse weave and thick wool.
Ardebil Persian Rugs
Based on the geometric Caucasian rugs, depicting stylized animals or birds. Playful pieces.
See more Ardebil rugs.
See more Atraf rugs.
A town on the bank of the Tulke Rud River in the Heriz region of North-West Persia.
Artistic, diverse, abstracted tribal design rugs.
Bakriari were nomadic people who settled South-West of Isfahan.
Highly desirable rugs with dense knots. Patterns are garden inspired.
See more Baktiari rugs.
Balouch is a South-East province in Persia.
Rugs with tribal motifs, often small in sizes and have low knot count.
Made in the area of Western Anatolia. Rugs usually have earth tones with simple designs.
Bibicabad – in the Hamadan region.
The rugs are related to Malayer rugs in technique. Usually have all over designs.
Bijar Persian Rugs
Bijars were originally heavy, remarkably durable rugs. Now, more like Sarouk. Designs are usually strong.
See more Bijar rugs.
Birjand – in the Khourasan province. Woven in villages. Among the best rugs in the region.
Borchalou – in Western Persia, part of the Hamadan Province.
A good area rug, it combines many shades of the rainbow with peak effect. High pile, light, rich floral designs.
See more Borchalou rugs.
In the Hamadan district – comparatively coarse weave and thick wool.
The Dargezine designs, which are normally in the floral grouping utilize colors in indigo blues, greens, madder reds and pinks, creams, yellows, camels and browns, dyed by professional dyers.
See more Dargezine rugs.
Feraghan – in West Central Persia.
Geometric designs with complimentary lyrical motifs.
See more Feraghan rugs.
Originally Heriz rugs. They have attractive, imposing designs often with center medallion in a solid cream color with ornate borders. The designs are geometric, bold and yet present a graceful, desirable appearance. The rugs are extremely durable.
A type of Bijar, often with finer knot count and high durability.
See more Goultug rugs.
Gubas – among the Azerbaijani rugs. Often with ornamental, stylized and geometric designs.
See more Guba rugs.
Gubabaft Rugs, like the Ardebil, based on the geometric Caucasian rugs, usually depicting stylized animals or birds.
Made in Ghoum province South of Tehran.
Silk or wool rugs. High quality. Usually feature Tree of Life design.
From the Hamadan region of many villages. Antiques used thick wool with a coarse weave. Beautiful and durable rugs.
See more Hamadan rugs.
Heriz Persian Rugs
Heriz – a district in Azerbajan, North-West Persia.
Attractive large scale motifs, wide, and warm color ranges.
See more Heriz rugs.
Persian tribal rugs sometimes with animals.
A village South-East of Hamadan, originally settled by Turkish people. Rugs often reds and blues.
Other spelling – Ingelas.
See more Ingilas rugs.
Known for high quality rugs, long a center of Persian rug production. Designs: Tree of Life, intricate circular medallion or pastoral scenes.
See more Isfahan rugs.
Rugs made in villages surrounding Jozan.
Medallion and corner or vase and flower design on blue ground predominate. Quality rugs of the Sarouk type, many are of the finest weave.
One of the oldest centers of continuous weaving in Persia / Iran.
See more Joshegan rugs.
Small town North of Hamadan. Few rugs made today.
Village North-East of Heriz area.
Designs either with rose of medallions or Heriz style – often with light blue.
See more Karaja rugs.
A city in Isfahan province. Rug production began in 17th century.
The designs are usually foliage motifs that can be repeated in a dignified all over arrangement. The background color is commonly a deep rich rose or blue. Contemporary Kashan rugs also appear in a beige ground in well covered design with some in open field.
See more Kashan rugs.
Made in Hamadan. Sturdy Kazvin rugs offer a high pile with good wool, great unique double weft, an attractive medallion and corner design.
Kerman Persian Rugs
A city and province in Iran. The major center of high quality carpets since at least the 15th century.
Dilmaghani Cyrus Crown® carpets, produced for decades in the 20th century, were the finest Kermans imported to the United States. They CC Kermans still are among the most sought after Oriental rugs in the market today.
See more Kerman rugs.
Rugs in the North-West region of Persia and now, neighboring countries. Woven by Kurdish people usually on a woolen foundation.
Within the Heriz district. Rugs with large scale motifs, wide, warm color ranges.
Woven by Armenians in the Khomeyn district of Persia.
Village rug, fold art weaving with whimsical motifs.
See more Mahal rugs.
Lesser quality Josan rugs made in Sarouk style.
See more Malayer rugs.
A grade of Heriz rug – attractive imposing designs often with medallion on camel colored field. Extremely durable rugs.
See more Mehrivan rugs.
Mostly curvilinear with large center medallion within a busy background of floral patterns. Often have corner floral designs.
See more Meshed rugs.
An old North-East Persian city.
Rugs often palace size – wide color pallets in hues of reds and blues. Wool is often a silky luster.
See more Meshkin rugs.
Fine quality rugs, superior wool or silk. Often very detailed in blues on ivory background.
See more Nain rugs.
Overall designs – no center medallion. Jewel tones often with dominant shades of Red with Blues. Sarouk rugs are heavy and durable.
See more Sarouk rugs.
Tightly spun, mountain wool, antiques are finer than present day Sennas.
North-West Persia. Known for long runners with characteristic camel ground and palm shaped medallions.
See more Serab rugs.
Among the less expensive Oriental rugs – often with bold repeated field design and traditional colors.
In the Heriz family of rugs – fun and casual motifs.
See more Sharabian rugs.
A village in the province of Fars.
Rugs often coarse and tribal, not finely knotted. Geometric, red and brown repeated diamond shapes.
Tabriz Persian Rugs
One of the oldest rug weaving centers. A wide range of qualities – often Earth tones sometimes with animals or pastoral images.
Dilmaghani’s company founder was born in Tabriz and over decades collected many fine pieces now available.
See more Tabriz rugs.
Weaving began about 150 years ago in this capitol city. Often light background using either Turkish or Persian knots. Some portrait rugs and others with animals.
Beautiful carpets, similar to Kermans. Among the most elite of Persian rugs. Uses the Persian Senneh knot. Geometric patterns with repeated medallions.
See more Veramin rugs.
A Northern town of Isfahan.
Top quality tribal rugs with diamond geometric designs.
An old city on the caravan route.
See more Persian rugs on our online rug gallery website.