Works of Art by Iranian Weavers

Rugs woven in Iran (Persian*) are one of a kind, however similar designs can be found in the market today.

Enjoy the splendor of this artform as it has been perfected over the years by Iranian (Persian*) weavers.
There are many styles to choose from with different designs and colors. See what appeals to you!  Find a reputable dealer in your area and find a rug to fall in love with. Once you find a rug that you like, it is much easier to decorate around it. You will find that rugs can be very versatile.

(Names of weaving regions in Iran sorted alphabetically)

Afshar , Ahar , Anjelas , Aran , Ardabil , Ardekan , Assadabad , Bakhshayesh

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Bakhtiar

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Baluch (Persian) , Bijar , Borcheloo (Bozcheloo) , Boroujerd , Chaleshtor , Esfahan , Farahan , Feridan

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Gabbeh , Golpaigon , Goravan

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Hamadan

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Heris, Heris-Serapi

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Hoseynabad , Josheghan , Jozan , Kabudarahang

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Kashan , Kashmar , Kerman

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Kermanshah , KhalKhal , Khoy , Kolyaei , Kurdish , Lilian , Lori

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Mahal , Mahvelat , Malayer

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Mashad , Mayghon , Maymeh , Mazlaqon , Mehraban , Mehraban (Mehravan)

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Meshkabad , Meshkin , Mir (Saruq), Mishen (Malayer) , Mobarakeh , Mohajeron (Saruq), Moosaabad , Moud (Birjand), Mousel , Nahavand , Nain -Todeshk, Najafabad

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Nanaj , Natanz , Qarajeh , Qazvin , Qiasabad , Qoltoq

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Quashghai , Quashghai (Kashkooli), Quchan , Qum , Rudbar , Sabsevar , Sarab , Saraband

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Saruq, Saveh

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Semnon , Senneh , Senneh Bijar , Shahrebabak , Sharabian

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Shiraz , Sirjon , Tabas

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Tabriz

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Tafresh , Tayemeh , Toyserkan , Varamin , Viss (Vist) , Yazd

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Zanjon

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*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.