AFSHAR Persian Rugs Properties:

Visibility: Carpets and runners from AFSHAR have various rectilinear designs and are made in SHARH BABAK, SIRJAN, and RAFSANJAN. There is no unique pattern that distinguishes AFSHAR carpets from other tribal carpets. There are some similarities between BIJAR and AFSHAR carpets. .

Quality:  AFSHAR carpets are of excellent quality. .

Size & Shapes:  AFSHAR carpets come in different sizes. Most AFSHAR carpets do not exceed 5 x 8 feet.

Color:  AFSHAR rugs and runners usually have natural colors, particularly light red, light ivory and khaki.

Texture:  Wool; thin, very well textured pile.

Foundation:  Warp is cotton; pile is wool.

Knots:  Weavers of AFSHAR rugs make their rugs and carpets very tight and use flat weaving.

Price:  AFSHAR carpets are beautiful and in high demand, making them more expensive than similar carpets from different zones. Expect to pay $5-$20 Per Square Foot (PSF) for a carpet from AFSHAR.

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Where are AFSHAR Tiribe in IRAN?

Southeastern IRAN - AFSHAR

Afshars, also called Avshar are a branch of the Turkic Oghuz groups. These originally nomadic Oghuz tribes moved from Central Asia through Iran, Syria and finally most of them settled in Anatolia.

The AFSHARI Tribe is settled around SIRJAN, SHARH BABAK and RAFSANJAN in the northern portion of the city of KERMAN.

The AFSHARI people have Turkmen origins and long ago lived in northwestern IRAN near Urmia Lake. Nader Shah was the most famous King that came from the AFSHAR tribe.

He seized India and ruled IRAN around the eighteenth century. He moved the AFSHAR tribe to its current location. The tribe is also involved in the trade of grain and fruit.

Nader Shah Afshar

Nader Shah Afshar