Tafresh is a small city, southwest of Tehran. Despite improvements in quality, the rugs Tafresh closely resemble those of Hamadan. This is largely due to it being situated between Hamadan and parts of Qum. Smaller rugs are much more common than larger ones. The patterns are usually floral elements with animals, but during very geometric styles can be seen.”
History & Construction
In addition to the legendary city central Iran, including Tehran, Isfahan, Kashan, Yazd and Kerman, there are many smaller towns scattered throughout the area that also weave carpets of very high quality. Some of these small towns near Tehran are Veramin, Tafresh, Boroujerdi, Khomaine and Taleghani and, near Isfahan, and Najafabad, and the village of Josheghan Maymeh. There is also no near Kashan that produce rugs purposes, such as Yazd and Ardekan. Kashan and Isfahan, being among the pioneers of the sixteenth century, had enormous influence on their surroundings. Najafabad draw the designs of Isfahan and Yazd and Ardekan famous designs of Kashan, almost indistinguishable. An expert weaver in one of these cities will work directly on a carpet for many years. The famous asymmetrical Persian knot is generally to use. The materials can be all wool, all silk or a mixture of both. The basis and usually cotton, except in parts very fine, which can be pure silk. Although rugs produced in the main cities of this region are technically superior to those produced on the outskirts, these pieces from the smaller central cities of Iran are still among the best. Many carpets from this area have been known to last hundreds of years.