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Yazd Rug
Rug No. 15229
289 x 205 cm
9' 6" x 6' 9"
Price: $2,400
Rug No. 15229
289 x 205 cm
9' 6" x 6' 9"
Price: $2,400
About Yazd Rugs:

Yazd is an ancient city in central Iran between the famous cities of Isfahan and Kerman, surrounded by desert with an
area of 72,000 km2. The population of Yazd was 327,000 in 1996. A  large number of Zorastrians still live in Yazd.

The history of Yazd dates back to the time of Alexander the Great, one thousand years before the introduction of
Islam. During the Sassanid Empire (AD 224-651), the city of Yazd was an important center for silk production and silk
textile throughout the 13th century. Marco Polo, the famous Italian traveler (1254-1324) who traveled on the Silk Road,
on his way to Goby Desert visited the city of Yazd and mentioned the golden thread fabrics made by the textile makers
of Yazd.

Yazd rugs have asymmetrical ( Persian ) knots with three wefts. The number of knots in square inch is much
lower than
Isfahan rugs and Nain rugs, but the pile is softer and longer. The quality of the wool which is from the
local is fine and the
natural dye makes the rug look lustrous. In the desert surrounding the city of Yazd, madder is
cultivated and its root is used for different shades of deep and light red.

Some of the designs look like
Kashan with one big centered medallion. Other designs resemble Kerman rugs with
open field background and floral borders derived from the book covers. There are some other geometrical as well as
curvilinear designs which resemble non of
Kashan or Kerman pattern such as "East London " design. It is common to
make room-size carpets in Yazd.

Yazd is also the home for Zilo, a kind of cotton flat weave made for mosques and endowment to wholly shrines with
only two colors of white and blue cotton yarns.
This Carpet is featured in Barry O'Connell' Guide to Yazd Rugs
Persian Handmade Yazd Rugs