Persian Hamedan Rugs
Persian Hamedan rugs have typical patterns and sizes. The patterns and medallion are very varying with allover patterns which occur. Among individual patterns, the Herati is the most common pattern.They usually use dominate colors by different nuances of indigo blue and madder red. Older Hamedan rugs can be very attractive products. In the city itself, Hamedan, they manufacter carpets with a considerably higher quality.They call them Shahr-Baff (Shahr=city, Baff=knot) which are similar in structure to the Bidjar carpets. But they are rare on the market today.
Colors and Patterns
Where is Hamedan?
Hamedān (pronounced [Hæmædɒːn]) or Hamedān (Persian: همدان, Hamadān) (Old Persian: Haŋgmetana, Ecbatana) is the capital city of Hamedan Province of Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 473,149, in 127,812 families. Hamadan is among the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world. Some historical statements say that the Assyrians occupy the city in 1100 BCE. It seems like the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, states that it was the capital of the Medes, around 700 BCE.
Hamadan has a green mountainous area in the foothills of the 3,574-meter Alvand Mountain, in the mid-west part of Iran. The city is 1,850 meters above sea level. The special nature of this old city and its historic sites attract tourists during the summer to this city. The location is approximately 360 kilometers (220 miles) southwest of Tehran. The main symbols of this city are the Ganj Nameh inscription, the Avicenna monument and also the Baba Taher monument. Although, the majority of the population is Persian. However, there is a considerable Azerbaijani minority.