A free, online resource celebrating the art of weaving Persian* rugs.
Bofandeh (pronounced ball – fan – den) means “weaver” in Farsi which is the language of Iran. On this page, you will find everything you need to know how a Persian rug (made in Iran) is woven. My goal is to reach as many people as I can to help them discover the workmanship, beauty, imagination, and creativity of this ancient artform as its been created by Iranian weavers. I aspire to pay respect to all weavers, past, present, and in the future.
*Historically, Persia was the common name used by western countries for Iran (pronounced e-ron) until 1935 when the country was officially named Iran. The words Iranian and/or Persian represent the same proud nation and people.
**Weave refers to the unique pattern of knot formations on the back of rugs.
***bofandeh means “weaver” in Farsi (Persian) which is the language of Iran.