HAMADAN CARPETS


All the different characteristics and especially the iconographic features of carpets originating from workshops of the Hamadan area, northern Iran, can not be summed up in just a few lines. As a matter of fact, carpets of geometric patterns have been manufactured in this area since time immemorial and today there are about 600 villages which still produce specimens of this kind. Each country and each neighborhood manufactures its own type of carpet with specific distinctive features. Still woven mostly on handlooms, according to the ancient tribal traditions passed on from generation to generation, Hamadans are also sold under the name of Mosuls.


Newly manufactured specimens are made on a cotton warp with one weft and have wool pile, whereas the antique pieces, woven before 1930, are solely wool, display finer workmanship and higher knot density. Colourings are always vivid and they come in the classic shapes of nomadic tribal carpets.


The designs vary from the pattern with a centrally-placed medallion to repeated Herati symbols scattered over an open field. They are often excellent value for money and very suitable for high traffic areas of the home and the office. Antique and old Hamadans embody an interesting anthological value.


Hamadan Carpet

Hamadan Carpet

Hamadan Carpet