Persian rugs and carpets

The educational rug photo-gallery with Persian rugs and carpets is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Persian rug and carpet gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Abadeh rugs

Abadeh rugs are Persian rugs knotted in the town Abadeh located in the southwestern Iran. The design is influenced by the Qashgai tribe. This photo-gallery includes selected examples af Persian Abadeh rugs.    

Afshar rugs

The Afshars are a Turkic speaking tribe located in Iran near Kerman. Both nomadic people and settled in villages. Afshar rugs are squariesh with geometrical design. This photo-gallery includes selected examples af Afshar rugs.  

Ahar rugs

Ahar is a town in Iran in the Heriz region. The Heriz design is often used in rugs from Ahar. This photo-gallery includes selected examples of Ahar rugs.  

Angelas rugs

Angelas rugs, also often spelled Injelas rugs, are knotted in the Iranian Hamadan region. The photo-gallery includes examples of this rug type.  

Ardebil rugs

Ardebil is a town in Iranian Azerbaijan. Contemporary rug designs used in this area are influenced by Caucasian designs.This photo-gallery includes other examples of contemporary designs.  

Bakhtiari rugs

The Center of the Bakhtiari rugs weaving area is south-east of Isfahan in Shahr-e-Kord in Iran. The formerly nomadic tribe has become settled. Find excellent examples of Bakhtiari rugs in this photo-gallery.

Bakshaish rugs

Bakshaish rugs and carpets are considered among the finest examples of larger rugs from the Heriz region in the North-Western Iran. This photo-gallery includes excellent examples of Bakshaish rugs.

Bibikabad rugs

Bibikabad rugs are knotted around the village Bibi Kabad in the Hamadan region of Iran. This photo-gallery includes examples af Bibikabad rugs.

Bidjar rugs

Bidjar is a small Kurdish town in the Western Iran. Bidjar rugs are often called ‘Iron rugs’ because they are made very compact and durable and with excellent craftmanship. Find examples of Bidjar rugs in this photo-gallery.  

Birjand rugs

Birjand rugs are also knowned internationally as Moud rugs (Mood rugs). Most of the rugs in the region are woven in the villages around Birjand.  

Borchalu rugs

Persian Borchalu rugs are from the village of Borchalu in the Iranian Hamadan region. Find examples in our photo-gallery.

Ferdows rugs

Ferdows is located in the Province of South Khorasan. The rugs from the areas around Ferdows is often made by Baluchis. Find examples in this photo-gallery.  

Fereghan rugs

Fereghan rugs from the 19th century are finely woven and from the area north of Arak City. They are also often called Fereghan Sarouks. This photo-gallery includes excellent examples of fine antique Fereghan (Farahan, Ferahan) rugs and carpets.

Gabbeh rugs

Persian Gabbeh rugs are coarsely woven tribal rugs, often with simple geometric patterns and figures. Gabbehs are woven by Luri, Qashqai and Bakhtiari tribes. Find examples of tribal Gabbeh rugs in this educational photo-gallery.

Garahgozloo rugs

Kurdish rugs woven by the Garahgozloo tribe in the north western part of the Hamadan region.

Goltug rugs

Goltug rugs are made in Zanjan in the North Western part of Iran. They have a solid grib like a real Bidjar and contemporary rugs are often sold as Goltug Bidjar. Find examples in this educational gallery.    

Gorevan rugs

Gorevan is a town near Heriz. A so called ‘Gorevan’ rug is often a lower grade Heriz rug and more coarsely woven. Find examples in this educational photo-gallery.  

Hamadan rugs

The city of Hamadan is located in the northwest Iran and is a collecting point for a very large rug weaving area. Many of the rugs from the villages and towns in the Hamadan region are sold as Hamadan rugs.

Heriz carpets

Heriz is a town in Iranian Azerbaijan. The traditional design of a Heriz rug is a geometric medallion with pendants. Find excellent examples of Heriz (Herez, Heris) rugs and carpets in this educational photo-gallery.

Hosseinabad rugs

Hosseinabad is an village in the Hamadan region located south of Hamadan City. Find examples of Hosseinabad rugs in the educational rug-photo gallery.  

Isfahan rugs

Isfahan (Esfahan) is a ancient city in the western central part of Persia (Iran). Isfahan was the Persian capital under Shah Abbas and the Safavid successors. This educational Isfahan rugs and carpets gallery includes both carpets from the 17th century and signed Seirafian Isfahan carpets from the mid 20th century.

Joshegan rugs

Joshegan is a town in the northern central Iran southwest of Kashan. The design is an all-over ‘diamond’ pattern and the rugs are easy to identify. Find examples of Joshegan rugs (Joshagan rugs) in the educational photo-gallery.

Jozan rugs

Jozan rugs are from the town of Jozan (Djozan, Djosan, Josan, Guzan) in the Malayer area. Jozan rugs are quality rugs of the Sarouk type often with designs as early 20th century Sarouks. Despite of that they are often sold as ‘Malayer’ rugs. Find examples of Jozan rugs in the … read more

Karaja rugs

Karaja is an Iranian town near Heriz. Find examples of fine Persian Karaja rugs (Karadja rugs) in this educational photo-gallery.

Kashan carpets

Kashan is a city in the north central Iran. During the Safavid period Kashan was famous for great court carpets. Find examples of 16th century court carpets and more recent antique Kashan rugs and carpets in this educational photo-gallery.

Kasvin rugs

Kasvin is a city in northern Iran. Semi-antique Persian Kasvin rugs (Kazvin rugs) are often medallion rugs. Find examples in the educational gallery. Her

Kelardasht rugs

Kelardasht is a town and a valley in the Mazandaran Province in the mountains north of Tehran. Find examples of Kelardasht rugs (Kalardasht rugs) in the educational gallery.

Kerman carpets

Kerman is a city in southeast Iran. Persian Kerman carpets (Kirman) from the 17th century include the famous Kerman ‘Vase’ carpets and this educational photo-gallery includes several fragments of these carpets. More recent antique weavings include medaillon designs, pictorial carpets and other designs.

Kermanshah rugs

Kermanshah is a city and region in the western part of Iran. Find examples of Persian Kermanshah rugs (Kirmanshah rugs) in this educational rug photo-gallery.

Khamseh rugs

Khamseh rugs are woven by several tribes in the Khamseh Confederacy inhabiting the Fars province in the souhtwestern part of Iran. Find tribal Khamseh rugs and bags in this educational photo-gallery.

Khorassan carpets

Khorassan is a province of northeast Persia. Khorassan has been famous for fine rugs and carpets going back in time. Find examples of 17th century carpets in this educational photo-gallery.

Khoy rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Khoy rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Khoy rugs gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Kolyai rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Kolyai rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Kolyai rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Lavar Kerman rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Lavar Kerman rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Lavar Kerman rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Lilihan rugs

Luri rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Luri rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Luri rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Mahal rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Mahal rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Mahal rugs gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Malayer rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Malayer rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Malayer rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Mashad rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Mashad rugs ( Meshed rugs ) is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Mashad rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Mazlaghan rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Mazlaghan rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Mazlaghan rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Meshkin rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Meshkin rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Meshkin rugs gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Mosul rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Mosul rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Mosul rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Moud rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Moud rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Moud rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Nahavand rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Nahavand rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Nahavand rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Nain carpets

The educational rug photo-gallery with Nain carpets is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Nain carpet gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Niriz rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Niriz rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Niriz rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Northwest Persian rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Northwest Persian rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Northwest Persian rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Persian kilims and soumaks

The educational rug photo-gallery with Persian kilims is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Persian kilim gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.    

Qashqai rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Qashqai rugs ( Qashqa’i rugs ) is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Qashqai rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Qum rugs

The educational rug photo-gallery with Qum rugs is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine. Images in the Qum rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  


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