Most people know Persian rugs as traditional rugs. However the rug experts and merchants usually refer to urban/city rugs as traditional rugs. These rugs are more detailed and usually have floral or stylized patterns. The workmanship of traditional rugs are finer than nomadic rugs as they are made following a drawing and guidelines from a master designer or made in weaving house. Most of these rugs are made in cities of ancient Persian either in middle or north (north west and north east) of Iran. The most famous cities producing traditional rugs are Kashan, Qum, Isfahan, Tabriz, Mashad, Nain, Birjand and Kerman.
There are many different patterns in traditional rugs but usually they fall into one of the following categories: Shah Abbasi, Arabesque (sleemi), Vase, Herati (Fish Design), Botteh (Paisley), Panel (Garden Design), Archeological (treasure Design) and Afshan (Allover Design). If you like to learn more about these design please go to our Persian rugs origin and designs explained.
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