Persian Hamadan Wool
Stock No. ADL-230-000988
Hamadan was once the capital of Persia during the periods of the Seljuks and today is the catchment area for rugs from numerous towns and villages, many of which have been weaving rugs for centuries. Because Hamadan rugs are drawn from such a wide area, they can be extremely varied in design. They are hard wearing and generally of good quality.
Fairly recently rugs have been made in the city of Hamadan itself. Such rugs are made with thick high-quality wool. Carpets manufactured from the city of Hamadan itself were called Shahr Baff meaning City Knott and are usually of a higher quality than rugs produced by its neighbours.
The Hamadan group includes Lilihan rugs, Mazlaghan rugs and Mushkabad rugs. Apart from the village rugs, Hamadan rugs also encompasses some nomad work that is brought into the city of Hamadan for sale.
Whist the patterns of the Hamadan rugs are highly varying, the colours are dominated by different shades of indigo blue and madder red.
In short, Hamadan carpets are beautiful and durable. The patterns are mostly geometric, but floral motifs occur. They are highly collectable and much loved.