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Common Rug Patterns


Ferahan

Ferahan rugs belong to the region Ferahan (or Farahan) located in central Iran, south of Tehran.  Ferahan is known for its fine area rugs and carpets that are sometimes known as Mahal rugs in the West for their usage of Herati motifs (diamond lettice through rose blossoms and leaves).   The design is generally all-over with turtle (pair of arabesque) border.   Ferahan rugs have distinguished colors, frequently on dark-blue, beige and red ground with darker tones than other natural dyes rugs.   Handspun wool is used on cotton foundation; the overall feel is of thin, tight pile.

Here are recent examples from Pakistan.



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