Iranian (Persian) Rug Making Regions
Oriental rugs are often known by the regions they were woven in. Collectors of Persian rugs often research each region thoroughly to understand not only the rug weaving techniques but also the designs and traditions employed in each region. These traditions often date back hundreds of years and are woven into the culture of each region. This richness impresses even more beauty on the Persian rugs that are available for sale around the world. Learn below about the different regions and click on the photos above to see samples of the different patterns.
Iranian (Persian) rug making region(s) included on this page:
Saruq rugs have been very popular in Europe. They have rusty tones so some were over-dyed with reds to please the American market in the mid-twentieth century. Many are good-quality weaves using various designs.
Saveh is located northwest of the city of Qum, rugs are typically in the Hamadan-style.