Yazd Rugs, Carpet, & Area Rugs

The city of Yazd is located in central Iran, half way between Kashan and Kerman.  The ancient city of Yazd has been producing high quality handmade rugs for over four hundred years.  Yazd was one of the earliest carpet weaving sites granted by the royal workshop of the Safavid Dynasty.  Because the city of Yazd is located between Kashan and Kerman the carpets in this region have been greatly influenced by these neighboring cities.  Some Yazd rugs repeat the Kerman motifs, particularly that of the central medallion on a self-color field. While others greatly resemble Kashan rugs and might need expert opinion to tell the difference.