Almost a hundred and fifty years ago carpet weaving started in the few limited workshops of Tehran.
The creative and interesting design of Tehran carpets with their harmonious, pleasant and attractive colours usually are not familiar to everyone, yet one can easily distinguish the origin of the exquisite handicraft.
In spite of the fact that carpet weaving in Qom started almost seventy years ago, it gained widespread recognition and fame for the attractive designs, agreeable colours and nice texture of its carpet within Iran and in all the other parts of the world. For this reason, the carpets woven in the nearby cities of Saveh and Shahreza sometimes are
Near the border of the central desert and along the road from Esfahan to Yazd is the city of Na'in, famous for its fabulous and splendid rugs. Many years ago the Aba (sleeveless cloak), was finely woven with camel's wool in Na'in. Almost eighty years ago, the government of that time prohibited the wearing of old-fashioned clothes.
The mountainous areas of these two western provinces of Iran are very suitable for grazing sheep and cattle. The main weaving centres in Kordestan are Sanandaj (the capital of the province once known as Senneh) and Bijar, In the province of Kerrnanshahan only a few centres such as Kermanshah and Sonqhor-Kolyai produce carpets.
Kerman is both the name of the province and its capital. Although carpet weaving in Kerman precedes the Safavid dynasty, yet the flourishing period was during the reign of the same rulers.
After the fall of the Safavid dynasty, carpet weaving began to lose its importance.
Another hard blow was the rise to power of Agha Mohammad Khan Ghajar (1786-1797) whose frightful slaughter