Afshan (persian afshân, “scattered”) is an all-over design found in Caucasian, Indian, Persian, and Turkish rugs. It consists of stylized, right-angle blossom cups or calyxes on a stem surrounded by florets.[1]

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Afshan Design (Rugman)
General information
NameAfshan (Persian)
Original nameافشان
Alternative name(s)Avshan, Scattered
Origin Iran, Turkey, India, Caucasus


  1. Stone, 2013, 18


  • Peter F. Stone. (2013). Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins. North Clarendon: Tuttle.