Shiraz is an ancient city in central Iran which produces a very warm and comfortable series of rugs. The designs are very simple and geometric, yet the design themes seem more specialized primitive. With geometric motifs, they often characterize large diamond-shaped medallions, small animals or plants can also be seen in parts of the field. The colors include brown, rust, beige, with navy or profiles blacks.
Visibility: SHIRAZ rugs and carpets usually have nomadic patterns with pole medallions or small medallions scattered all over the carpet. They are great choices for wooden floors. Due to the proximity of the QASHQAI tribe, SHIRAZ rugs and carpets bear some similarity to those of the QASHQAI.
Quality: SHIRAZ rugs and carpets are of good quality. They are durable and are great for places that people walk often. Remember, tribal rugs rugs and carpets are much stronger than city rugs. .
Size & Shapes: SHIRAZ rugs and carpets come in different sizes, but the majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet). It is very hard to find large size (10 x 18 feet).
Color: Strong red and brown is the main indicator of SHIRAZ rugs and carpets. Other colors such as soft green and khaki are found in newer ones. .
Texture: SHIRAZ rugs and carpets usually are thick and do not have very tight pile.
Foundation: Warps is mostly wefts; weft is either cotton or wool.
Knots: SHIRAZ rugs and carpets are usually flat woven. The quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120KPSI (30 RAJ).