The oriental rugs are hand-woven tribal and nomadic region of Iran south-central province of Fars, Qashqai origin of the people. The city of Abadeh and the area where most of these carpets are produced, and situated on the road to Shiraz, half way from the northern region of Isfahan Afshar. The models are usually covered with a geometric – three diamond-shaped central medallions and corners inside the leading edge. The warm earthy reds, browns and rich dark blue, with hints of beige are typical.
History & Construction
From the great southern province of Fars, through parts of the province of Kerman, nomadic tribes have a long history of rug weaving. Afshar, Qashqa’i, Gabbeh and other tribal rugs are produced in the southern part of this vast area. The Afshar tribes are mostly in Kerman province, while the renowned Qashqai tribes are spread across both provinces and other areas of southern Iran. Some important historical centers include the city of Shiraz in Fars, the famous city of Kerman, and the city of Abadeh of Sirjan and many other groups of nomads and village.
Strong Turkish and Kurdish influences and techniques of weaving are visible, particularly in the use of turkish knot symmetrical fabric up to a density of 100 knots per square inch. The foundation is strong and durable cotton, or in sumar cases, wool or goat hare. The wool pile is very bright and and comes from local herds, and colored mainly with natural dyes and root vegetables. These simple, gentle weavers are naturally fond of bright, lively colors for their primitive locations. These carpets are unique treasures and may take many months to complete.






Visibility: Newer carpets from ABADEH have a unique design called HEYBATLU. HEYBATLU has a single diamond-shaped medallion in the center and four smaller motifs at each corner and is thus easy to distinguish. The medallion encloses a number of stylized, geometrical animal, flower, and bird patterns. If you look at the pictures to the right, you will see the similarity among the rugs. Antique rugs from ABADEH have different designs due to the influence of ARAB and QASHQAI tribes.

Quality: The quality of ABADEH carpets is good.

Size & Shapes: ABADEH carpets come in different sizes. The majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet).

Color: Light red, dark blue, bright green. The corners are usually ivory or white.

Texture: Wool; thin, very well textured pile.

Foundation: Warp is cotton; pile is wool.

Knots: Rugs and carpets made in ABADEH are very firm and closely knotted. The majority of The rugs and carpets in ABADEH use flat-woven style knots.