Persian Sirjan Rugs
Sirjan rugs typically have both bold patterns and colors. Designs are often geometric, and sometimes feature flower (rose) motif. They are very simple and many people who don’t like the more detailed and busy city rugs, prefer these kind of rugs. The theme of Sirjan rugs, often seems more sophisticated than primitive. They are never too overwhelming in their designs or color schemes. Along with geometric motifs, small animals or plants are obvious in parts of these rugs.
On the other hand, it is not uncommon for Sirjan rugs to have one or multiple medallions. The colors of these rugs are often a red field with blue, black, ivory and other top ones. Sirjan rugs are on the thinner side, although there are some which would fall into a medium height pile category.
Where Do Sirjan Rugs Come From?
Sirjan (Persian: سيرجان, also Romanized as Sīrjān; formerly, Sa‘īdābād) is a city in and the capital of Sirjan County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 170,916 in 40,605 families. The city of Sirjan is in the southwest corner of Kerman province. It is the second largest city of the province after Kerman. At 1730 m, it was in a depression between the southern Zagros mountains to the west and the Kuh-e Bidkhan massif to the east. It is famous for its pistachios and Kilim rugs and also for its Badgiir Choppoghi (calument louver).
This city goes back to the Sasanian era. It has several mineral sources including coal, iron, copper, stone and gold. Today the city is witnessing great economic growth mainly due to its industrial sector as well as its key location in the heart of south Iran. Sirjan has great strategic roads for domestic supply of goods as well as great access to Bandar E Abbas for exportation of goods. The University of Sirjan started educating the students in 2010 with more than 500 undergraduate students.