Iran has one of the richest weaving cultures in the world. Although each village or town has their own unique style and pattern, rugs from Iran are often more broadly identified as Persian rugs. Different motifs and colors identify where the rug was woven. For example, Heriz design rugs are from the town of Heriz and feature geometric patterns with a large medallion. Ahahar rugs, on the other hand, are crafted in the village of Ahar and have a linear pattern.
With thick pile and rich reds and blues, Persian rugs feature jewel tones as well as beige and brown hues. Designs range from geometric to floral, depending on what region or town they come from. Kurdish rugs, for example, have more organic, tribal designs while Tabriz pieces focus on symmetrical, uniform patterns.
- Think traditional styles
- Available in a variety of non standard sizes
- Every Persian rug is completely unique
- Common Designs:
- Gabbeh: geometric/tonal/empty space/stripes
- Heriz: bold geometric patterns with large, focal-point medallion, exceptionally durable due to trace amounts of copper in sheep’s drinking water
- Senneh: distinctive weaving technique
- Mashhad: intertwined flowing lines over a deep red background