Over the last 50 years Abadeh carpets have emerged as a recognizable group in the marketplace. Abadeh, a market town half way between Isfahan and Shiraz in Iran, is traditionally where the Qashqai in their north/south seasonal migration would cross the highway. Consequentially it was an important market town and one that most Qashqai were familiar with.
Through time Abadeh area women were able to weave using larger and better looms making larger and better rugs. The sides of the rugs became straighter, the Knot density went up, and they used a cotton foundation.