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Gilan - Rudabr RugMazandaran - Kelardasht RugGolestan - Turkoman RugArdabil - Ardabil RugEast Azerbayjan - Tabriz RugWest Azerbayjan - Khoy RugZanjan - Zanjan RugQazvin - Qazvin RugAlborz - Taleghan RugTehran - Tehran RugSemnan - Semnan RugKordestan - Sanandaj RugHamadan - Hamadan RugMarkazi - Arak RugQum - Qum RugIsfahan - Isfahan RugYazd - Yazd RugKerman - Kerman RugSistan Baluchestan - Baluch RugKermanshah - Kermanshah RugLorestan - Lori RugChaharmahal and Bakhtiari - Bakhtiari RugKohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad - Yasuj RugFars - Shiraz RugElam - Elam RugKhozestan - Bakhtiari RugBoshehr - Shol RugHormozgan - Hajiabad RugKhorasan - Bojnurd RugKhorasan - Mashad RugKhorasan - Birjand RugPersian rugs is distinguished by its complex and calligraphic nature, emphasizing the design and the line. A curvilinear or floral design is most closely associated with a Persian rug, although geometric designs are used as well. The major production centers can be found in Northwest Persia, Western Persia, Southwestern Persia, Central Persia, Southern Persia, and Eastern Persia.
Persian Rug Map. Clicking on a province in the map causes the browser to load the appropriate article. Use cursor to identify each rug. Created by Niloufar Alipour & Maryam Adivi, this Persian Rug Map is copyright of - © Wiki Rug 2020. All rights reserved.

WikiRug (Wiki Rug) is a bilingual Online Encyclopedia of Rugs and Carpets, based on open collaboration through a wiki-based content editing system. This encyclopedia covers the diverse forms that the art and craft of handmade rug taken over centuries across the world, particularly in Persia (Iran), Afghanistan, India, Anatolia (Turkey), and central Asia. The entries of WikiRug will include but not limited to the following: general terminology, weaving tools, technique and materials, carpet styles, designs, patterns, motifs, carpet production origins (counties, regions, cities, villages), research materials (books, magazines, websites), carpet market and industry, as well as individuals (designers, master weavers, artisans, researchers).

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    Ahmad Hashemi
    DPhil, Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK
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    Niloufar Alipour
    BA, Islamic Art, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Iran
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    Maryam Ghanbari Adivi
    ٍMA, Fine Art (Carpet), University of Kashan, Iran
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    ٍBS, Engineering, Azad University, Iran
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    Jalalodin Bassam
    PhD, Textile Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
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    Hamid Kargar
    PhD, Communication Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran
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    Mohammadmehdi Mirzaamini
    PhD, Art Studies, Isfahan University of Art, Iran
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    Aghil Sistani
    PhD candidate, Art Studies, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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    Abdolhossein Ghasemnejad
    MA, Art Studies, Soore University, Iran