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.
Afshan Design (Rugman)
|Alternative name(s)||Avshan, Scattered|
|Origin||Iran, Turkey, India, Caucasus|
- Stone, 2013, 18
- Peter F. Stone. (2013). Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins. North Clarendon: Tuttle.