The city Yazd is located in central Iran, half way between Kashan and Kerman. Yazd rugs usually have a single floral medallion in the center. In the drawing, these are very similar to the Kashan carpets. The two are often indistinguishable. These rugs are usually multicolored, meaning they have more than twenty colors, but include mainly red and navy blue and beige.
History & Construction
Yazd is an ancient city in Iran that is centrally important producing carpets for at least four hundred years. It was the place of one of the earliest royal workshops of the Safavid dynasty. The carpets of Yazd have great resemblance to those of Kashan in style and construction because of their geographical proximity. Are often mistaken one another and sometimes require the expertise to tell the difference.






Visibility: YAZD rugs and carpets usually have a single medallion in the center. Very rarely, one can find a YAZD carpet with small medallions scattered all over the carpet.

Quality: YAZD rugs and carpets are of very good quality and are quite durable, so they are an excellent choice for a high traffic area.

Size & Shapes: YAZD 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 good, large size YAZD carpets (10 x 18 feet) except for some antique ones.

Color: Strong red in the background and a brownish border are the main indicators of a YAZD rug or carpet. Pink is the color of choice to create an abstract background in many rugs from YAZD. Other colors such as soft green and khaki appear in newer ones. Blue is a rare color in YAZD rugs and carpets.

Texture: YAZD rugs and carpets usually have thick pile..

Foundation: Warp is mostly cotton; weft is either cotton or wool.

Knots: Warps is mostly cotton; wefts is usually cotton.