Two Ardebil rug runners in direct comparison
||Northern Iran (former Persia)
|Typical Knot Density
||100.000 - 250.000 knots / sqm
||Thin, linear patterns
Ardebil or Ardabil rugs come from the northern part of Iran, not far from the Caspian Sea. Typical for this type of rug are geometric patterns, which are also often found in village and nomad rugs. Their knot density is relatively coarse compared to other Persian carpets. Nevertheless, they are of very high quality and appear fine, which can be traced back to the thin pile.
The natural materials of Ardabil rugs are sheep's wool (pile) and cotton (warp). They are used to make robust carpets that are in no way inferior to the high standard of other Persian rugs. Their somewhat coarser knotting, however, also explains the lower price that is often found with this type of carpet. Ardebil carpets, for example, offer a cheaper genuine Persian carpet with a typical design and a long service life.
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 Ardebil (Ardabil)?
The city is located in the north of Iran, not far from the Caspian Sea.
Categories of Persian Rugs
Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.
Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
Rugs knotted in Kurdish style and known for their firm pile.
Simple and elegant – probably the most famous nomad rugs from Iran.
Typically knotted in reddish brown colours and on horizontal looms.
Rugs that stand for luxury and are especially known for their natural silk.
Different colours and patterns come from the Hamadan region.
Large elaborate central medallions can be found on these rugs.
Some of the finest rugs come from Isfahan. Also collectors find a highly valuable piece here.
Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
Rugs with an excellent reputation and a far-reaching tradition.
Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
Different designs, which originate from the probably holiest place of Iran.
Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
Typically, these rugs are kept in red and blue.
They belong to the finest rugs and are known for their striking design.
Rugs with mostly geometric patterns from the provincial capital of Kurdistan.
Typical nomadic carpets from the old Shiraz among the ancient ruins of Persepolis.
Well-known rugs with central medallion in different levels of quality.