In fact, most villages located in Iran and terrains that belonged to the Persian Empire have their own original styles, developed through century. To describe this abundance of types would be a considerable task, but in this article we would like to introduce you to a few most popular types of Persian rugs.
Most popular types of Persian rugs:
Afshar rugs are woven by the Afshar tribe around the area of Kerman. They geometric and rectilinear patterns bear similarity to Caucasian rugs produced in nearby countries, although all-over boteh patterns, medallions and the tree of life motif found in them are typically Persian. Afshar color palette contains mainly reds, browns, and bits of ivory.
Bahktiari /Bactiyari rugs are famous for “garden design” filled with trees, flowers or animals . These rugs have a rich color palette which includes tones of red and blue with yellow, brown, green with white highlights. They are mostly woven using Turkish knots.
Sarouk rugs are one of the most desired types of rugs because of their unmatched quality. Their easily distinguishable design is composed of colorful floral sprays, sometimes accompanied by a medallion.
Kashan rugs are one of the most expensive types of Persian rugs created in Iran as they commonly have a wool or silk pile woven on a cotton foundation. Among their numerous patters are floral elements, vase medallions as well as big central medallions. Their palette consists of blue, red and white.
Tabriz rugs are woven in the northwest of Iran near the Turkish border. Carpets of this type are extremely diverse, from flat to pile weaves. Their patterns can range from typical Persian motifs to fully-fledged reproductions of famous works of art.
Kerman carpets are named after the city and province of Kerman in south central Iran. Some consider Kerman goods to be the finest of all Persian carpets, because of the high quality of the wool from that region.