Comparison of typical Nahavand rugs
||West of Iran (former Persia)
|Typical Knot Density
||90.000 - 170.000 knots / sqm
||Medallion of leaf motifs, red and blue tones
The ancient city of Nahavand in western Iran is one of Iran's leading rug-proveniences. It produces high quality Persian rugs, which have a very good reputation.
Usually a very shiny wool is used, which gives the patterns and design of the carpet a strong personality. The robust carpets have a retilinear design, partly inspired by nomadic rugs.
A central centre medallion sets the tone in many cases. It is decorated with leaf, flower and branch motifs. It is framed by floral patterns that are stylized. Vases, for example, are a popular motif. The beautifully combined colours mostly consist of red and beige tones, which unfold on a blue background.
These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 50 Nahavand 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 is Nahavand located?
Nahavand is located in the western part of Iran. The city of Hamadan is in the immediate vicinity, which is why the carpets are often similar in design.
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.