Persian Rugs

Persian Rugs, Persian Runners, and Persian Carpets can be classified into 3 categories: City, Village, and Nomadic.



isfahanrug thumbnail


hamadanrug thumbnail



qashqai1.68x1.20 si


City Persian Rugs represent the most sophisticated form of Persia's weavings. These Persian Rugs as the title suggests are woven in the towns and cities of Iran. City Persian Rugs are woven on a vertical loom, and generally feature a curvilinear design that has been created beforehand by an artist or designer. Indeed, it is the higher knot counts produced that allows for curves to be created within the design. City Persian Rugs can feature a construction of wool-on-cotton, wool-on-silk, or silk-on-silk.


Village Persian Rugs are created in the villages of Persia (Iran) in more rural locations. These Persian Rugs are also woven on a vertical loom, and due to lower knot counts feature a rectilinear (geometric) design format. Village Persian Rugs are usually woven by copying Wagirehs (small sample rugs). The structure of Village Persian Rugs is wool-on-cotton.


Nomadic Persian Rugs are woven by either nomadic pastoralists or semi-settled tribes people. This represents the simplest and earliest form of weaving. Their looms are horizontal and portable, and Nomadic Persian Rugs (Tribal Rugs) also feature a rectilinear (geometric) design featuring ancient motifs that have been passed down families through the generations. Nomadic Persian Rugs (Tribal Rugs) employ a wool-on-wool construction (whilst settled nomads might use wool-on-cotton).  


yallameh weaver2 


Located on the Kent / Sussex border The Oriental Rug Merchant is ideally situated to serve Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and London UK.