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Herati Design (Rugman)
General information
Original nameماهی درهم
Alternative name(s)Mahi (Persian), Fish
Origin Iran
Common designsmany versions of the Herati, curvilinear and geometric, simple and complex
Weave AreaKhorasan, Azerbayjan, Kurdistan, Ferahan

Herati (persian mâhi, “fish”) design found in Persian, and Oreintal rugs. It is a very common repeat field design consisting of a flower centered in a diamond with curving lanceolate or sickle leaves located outside the diamond and parallel to each side. The sickle leaves sometimes have the appearance of fish.[1]


  1. Stone, 2013, 126


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