As the capital and most metropolitan city of Iran, Tehran’s carpet industry, is where Persian carpets were originally introduced and marketed. Not many rugs are woven in Iran itself now, but the very few that are are extremely fine. If an older Tehranian rugs are typically sought by collectors. There is not really a particular of the carpet in Tehran, except for those of old Persian rugs and historical items from the sixteenth century.
History & Construction
In addition to the legendary city central Iran, including Tehran, Isfahan, Kashan, Yazd and Kerman, there are many smaller towns scattered throughout this 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.






Visibility: Carpets made in TEHRAN have curvilinear patterns. The majority are around fifty years old. It is very hard to find rugs and carpets made in TEHRAN in recent years, except ones produced by master weavers for museums or rich buyers. One of the most famous master weavers and rug designers in IRAN was Rassam Arabzadeh.

Quality: The quality of TEHRAN carpets varies. Older ones (pre-1945) are good. Newer ones produced by master weavers are excellent. This new series of rugs ends up in museums or is exported for a high price.

Size & Shapes: TEHRAN carpets and rugs come in different sizes, but the majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet). You can also find large rugs up to 10 x 18 feet.

Color: Dark red and powerful blue predominates, with ivory as a contrasting color. Other colors such as soft green and blue and brown are found in newer ones.

Texture: Soft wool; thin, tight pile.

Foundation: Warps is mostly cotton; wefts is either cotton or wool.

Knots: Weavers in TEHRAN use Persian knots. The quality of the carpet depends on the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ) up to 842 KPSI (80 RAJ).