Persian Traditional

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Persian Traditional or Persian Village Rugs

There are hundreds of Persian villages weaving carpets and rugs and is still very much a thriving cottage industry today. In fact in all my years traveling to these villages I have yet to see any type of manufacturing. All the rugs we source from Persian villages are made in homes or small workshops next to the family home where people from the same family work together. They are very knowledgeable about their art and are very proud of all the rugs they produce. The materials used with all traditional village rugs are Warp – cotton, Weft cotton or wool and Pile wool.

Some of the most popular Traditional Village rugs are:

Yalameh

In the weaving area of Isfahan. A distinctive characteristic for all Yalameh rugs is their warm glowing colour a geometric design.

Malayer

Lies between Luristan and Kurdistan. Many Malayer rugs have flower, ornamental or geometric designs, often with very rich colours.

Heriz

In the north between Ardebil and Tabriz. As with many traditional Persian rugs the weaving takes place in over thirty villages in and around Heriz. Almost all are geometric in design with more subtle colours.

Ardebil

This name is quite recognisable because of the famous Ardebil carpet in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Ardebil rugs are inspired by Caucasian patterns, which generally have geometrical motifs.

Kashan

Also has many weaving villages in the surrounding areas. The quality varies but the designs and patterns are quite distinctive with medallions, trees and figural motifs. Often an all-over floral motif is used and the dominant colours are red and beige.

Bijar

Also known as the king of carpets, has a very different weaving style to other Persian rugs. A thicker weft in used between the rows of knots which in turn makes the pile more compact, thicker and dense. The patterns vary and often the colours used navy, red and ivory. Bijar rugs are very popular in the UK.