Shiraz Rugs

Two Shiraz rugs in direct comparison

Type Persian Rugs
Location Central South of Iran (former Persia)
Typical Knot Density 90.000 - 160.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Geometric patterns, nomad rugs

Shiraz carpets are simple Persian carpets made of wool from the region. The natural material is processed to a knot density of 80,000-160,000 knots per square metre. The carpets mostly originate from nomadic production. In the area of the city live Ghaschghai-nomads, whose rug knotting tradition goes back a long way. The carpets they produce are traded either under the name of Ghashghai or under the name of Shiras (Shiraz) in the city's bazaars.

The city is located in the province of Fars in the ruins of the Persepolis. The city is known among Iranians for its relaxed culture, atmosphere and literary history.

Further Examples

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 180 Shiraz 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.

Impressions from Shiraz

Nasir Al-Molk in Shiraz, Iran Ruins of the old Persepolis (former capital of Persia).

Location - where is Shiraz (Schiras) located?

The city is located in the central south of Iran. It is known for its literary history and its numerous gardens.

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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