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Persian Rugs: Guide to Mehriban / Mehraban Rugs and Carpets


Small Mehriban Rug - Circa 1980


Mehriban Rug - 26 foot runner, new

Guide to Mehriban Rugs and Carpets

Mehriban is an important production center for all size rugs, carpets and runners. Situated in between Sarouk and Hamadan they are like a merger of the two. The style tends towards the floral spray American Sarouk but the weave is single wefted like the Hamadan district. Mehriban rugs are generally sturdy hard wearing rugs with good wool and traditional designs.

Mehriban Rugs use the Hamadan Rug Weave

Single weft is called "Sennah Baft" or Hamadan weave. Here the wefts are rigid and the warps are sinuous. As you can see in the sketch the wefts are heavier than the warps. It is woven with symmetrical knots. Since there is only one shot of weft between each row of knots this shows every other warp which makes these rugs easy to spot.


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