NAHAVAND Persian Rugs Properties:

Visibility: NAHAVAND rugs and carpets have nomadic and geometric patterns that usually consist of a single medallion set in a background full of small motifs surrounding the medallion.

Quality: The quality of NAHAVAND rugs is high. Because of the type of wool the weavers use, NAHAVAND rugs and carpets are extremely durable and shiny.

Size & Shapes: NAHAVAND rugs and carpets are usually small (2 x 3 to 4 x 6 feet) due to the use of horizontal looms. It is very difficult for weavers to make a large size carpet on horizontal looms.

Color:  Another important characteristic of NAHAVAND rug is their coloration. Rusty red and khaki on a dark blue background is the main color structure of the region. There are other rugs from NAHAVAND that do not follow this coloration, but all NAHAVAND rugs have a very shiny appearance.

Texture: Very soft, shiny wool; thin, thick pile.

Foundation: Warps is mostly cotton; wefts is either cotton or wool.

Knots: Inspection of the back of the carpet is important because the weavers in NAHAVAND use flat-woven knots.

Price: NAHAVAND rugs and carpets are highly prized in the West. These carpets are therefore more costly then some other carpets. Be prepared to pay $5-$11 Per Square Foot (PSF) for a carpet from NAHAVAND.

Persian Oriental Rugs Value  Persian Oriental Rugs Value  Persian Oriental Rugs Value 

More info on NAHAVAND rugs at

Typical NAHAVAND Rugs


Buy Quality Persian NAHAVAND Rugs?

There are no products matching the selection.

Where is NAHAVAND?

Northestern IRAN - NAHAVAND

NAHAVAND is an ancient city located 150 km south of HAMEDAN in the south of the province.

It was one of the ancient centers of the pre-Aryan tribes and its golden age was during the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods.

Yazdegerd III, the last of the Sassanid rulers, built a castle in NAHAVAND as a summer residence.

NAHAVAND was the site of the final war between the Iranian Sassanid troops and Arab Muslim warriors.

There are still remains of ancient NAHAVAND on the slopes of a hill.

Precious objects unearthed in the "GIAN HILL" region reveal that prehistoric civilized people with highly developed arts and culture lived in this region.

Achaemenid and Sassanid remains have also been found in the "GARA GHOGHA" village in the vicinity of NAHAVAND.

This city has old neighborhoods with urban establishments to meet the people's requirements.

NAHAVAND is a cold city that produces agricultural products like grains, fruits and famous handicrafts like rugs.

The sights of the city are as follows:

  • Hill of GIYAN, dating back to the 4th century
  • Bath of Hadj Agha Torab
  • Mausoleum of Baba Pir
  • Fire-temple of Ghara Choqa