Regional and village carpets from Persia (Iran) are designated by their place of origin (such as Bakhtiari, Bijar, Feraghan, Hamadan, Herez, Isfahan, Kashan, Kerman, Khorassan, Kurdistan, Sarouk, Sehna, Shiraz, and Tabriz). They most often use a central medallion design or an all-over pattern of flowers.
The great Persian rug-making tradition culminated in the densely woven court carpets of the Sefavid period (16th and 17th centuries). These are usually classified by the type of design used and included medallion, garden, flower, vase, animal and hunting rugs. It is difficult to attribute Sefavid rugs to particular centres. These rugs have been attributed to numerous centres including Tabriz, Kashan. Esfahan, Kerman and Herat
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