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Persian Rugs: Guide To Yazd Rugs and Carpets

Yazd is an old Iranian city on the caravan route on the western edge of the Dasht-i Lut (salt desert). It is also noted as the home of the Zoroastrian faith. The city and surrounding area produce carpets very similar to Kerman. In Oriental Rugs Yazd Jacobsen noted that most if rug dealers were shown a picture they would call it a Kerman.  The term "made in Yazd" means well made in Iran. The rugs are typically in the style of Kerman but when Kerman cheapened the weave Yazd did not. Currently Yazd carpets have a lower knot count but overall the quality is much higher.

Carpets for export are generally in soft pastel colors. However Yazd carpets are extremely popular in Iran for domestic use. The rugs for the Persian home market have very bold colors.

Special thanks to my dear friend Dr. Khosrow Sobhe for his help with this guide. See www.rugidea.com Yazd Rugs

Persian Rugs: Guide To Yazd Rugs and Carpets

Yazd Carpet, circa 1910 lot 171

Similar Rugs
  • Yazd Carpets are very similar to Kerman carpets in design but use thicker yarn giving a lower knot count. Yazd carpets are sturdier and do not have the fake field knots seen in some Kerman Carpets. Yazd are more likely to have blue (or lavender) wefts
  • Hamadan city rugs may look like a Kerman but have symmetrical knots
  • Borchelu Rugs may resemble Yazd rugs but are single wefted.
  • Kashmar Rugs from Khorasan may look like a Yazd but are more flexible with finer warps and wefts.

 

Mosques of Yazd