Abadeh Rugs

Typical Abadeh rugs in comparison

Type Persian Rugs
Location Central Iran (Persia)
Typical Knot Density 150.000 - 350.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Robust and solid, hexagon as medallion

Hand-knotted Persian carpets from the Iranian provenance Abadeh, a region between Shiraz (Shiras) and Isfahan, are characterised by their robustness, which makes them perfect companions in everyday life. While these carpets cannot keep up with the finer carpets e.g. from Isfahan or Nain in their knot density of 140,000-320,000 knots per m2, they are nevertheless of very good quality. Mostly Abadeh carpets are knotted in shades of red and have a rosette in the centre with blue shades. They are inspired by carpets of the Ghashgai nomads who passed through Abadeh. Following their example, natural motifs and ornaments, such as those of animals and plants, are often found on the carpets.

When you buy an Abadeh, you are going to enjoy your carpet for a long time. Due to its durability it is suitable for highly frequented areas in the house. As a runner in the entrance area, it can be used without fear of quick deterioration. Due to their value for money, these oriental carpets are for all those who buy a Persian carpet for the first time and who may not want to make full use of their budget.

Examples of this Type

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 2,800 nomad and village rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.

Location - where do you find the city of Abadeh?

The city is centrally located in Iran, in the province of Fars. The next bigger city is Isfahan.

Categories of Persian Rugs

Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
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Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.
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Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
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Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
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Rugs knotted in Kurdish style and known for their firm pile.
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Simple and elegant – probably the most famous nomad rugs from Iran.
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Typically knotted in reddish brown colours and on horizontal looms.
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Rugs that stand for luxury and are especially known for their natural silk.
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Different colours and patterns come from the Hamadan region.
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Large elaborate central medallions can be found on these rugs.
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Some of the finest rugs come from Isfahan. Also collectors find a highly valuable piece here.
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Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
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Rugs with an excellent reputation and a far-reaching tradition.
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Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
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Different designs, which originate from the probably holiest place of Iran.
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Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
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Typically, these rugs are kept in red and blue.
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They belong to the finest rugs and are known for their striking design.
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Rugs with mostly geometric patterns from the provincial capital of Kurdistan.
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Typical nomadic carpets from the old Shiraz among the ancient ruins of Persepolis.
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Well-known rugs with central medallion in different levels of quality.
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