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 factories, the textile weavers, to earn their living, were obliged to work in the carpet workshops.
In design and pattern the carpets of Yazd are very similar to those of Kerman. Normally the difference between these two is the quality of Yazd carpets, which is better than those of Kerman.
The weavers of this area select the best quality natural and chemical colours for the carpets. They obtain the red colour from madder root and cochineal. Craftsmen of Yazd mainly weave room size carpets up to 3x4 m. Brocade and silk has been produced in Yazd. Nowadays there is a great demand for the woollen and silk carpets of Yazd in particular for those woven with Hereti and medallion designs.
The dominant patterns in the Yazd workshops are Shah-Abbasi medallion, tree of life, Hereii and Paradise designs.