Tribal rugs are traditionally hand-woven designed and
created in the Northwest Persia, which is now Iran.
Earlier, rug makers used to knot rugs by hand similar to those
done by craftspeople in recent times.
The early 16th and the 17th centuries saw tremendous changes
in tribal rugs. Rug making is currently a highly practiced
craft among the tribal people of Persia.
People belonging to the Iranian
tribe weave these rugs.
The designs in tribal rugs are unique and they vary from city
to village, each having its own significant history. These rugs
are woven either on a cotton or wool foundation, which is often
popular as weft and warp. Tribal rugs are rectangular and they
feature a medallion motif located at the center, have three
borders and display geometric or intricate floral patterns.
These rugs are made from raw materials available naturally as
dyes. They are usually hand-woven having 80 to 100 knot
per square area. They have geometric designs, which are to achieve
through knots that are spaced wider. Common in design are the
floral patterns along with vases, garden elements, palmettes
and foliage. In tribal rugs, symmetrical Turkish knots and asymmetrical
Senneh knots are used. These rugs possess natural dye colors
displaying a contemporary look and are elegant and durable.