HISTORY OF Rug

The Khorasan province

The vast Khorasan is one the most important weaving centres in Iran. The art of carpet weaving in this province dates back to the Sassanian period (241-641 a.d.). When Shah-Rokh Mirza (Timurid Dynasty), was in power (1405-1447), Harat the capital of this dynasty, which is now is Afghanistan was one of the most important

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ZANJAN

In the province of Zanjan, three different kinds of carpets are made. The first is double weft and thick-woven, the second kind of carpets are those woven in Afsharieh with double-weft and with very fine designs and colours. Although they resemble those made in Bijar yet they cost much less because the structure, unlike that of Bijar, is

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YAZD

Yazd is located on the road that leads from Esfahan to Kerman and is also on the border of the Central desert of Iran (Dasht-e-Kavir).
Long ago this city was one of the most famous hand-weaving centres in Iran. After the installation of textile

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Turkoman rugs

torkmanThe Turkoman tribesmen, whose ancestor were the Mongol Turks, years ago, settled between Bojnurd and Gonband-e-Kavus (towns located to the south-east of the Caspian Sea). Some of the tribal weavers of "Tekke", who after the October Revolution, fled from Turkmenistan and took refuge in Iran, continued to weave their

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The central province

Arak (former Sultan-Abad] is one of the most important carpet producing centres in Iran.
The carpet weaving in this area dates back to the time when Shah-Abbas the Great, gave his consent for the settling of a group of Armenians in that area. Among them there were many skilled weavers, but the main

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