Over the last 30 years Ahar carpets have emerged as a recognizable group in the marketplace, and are sold in many parts of Iran outside its town of origin.
It is a distinctive carpet in the Heriz group of carpets. However the Ahar rug has a more linear design than the Heriz types. The rug is designed so the knot counts are higher but no higher than many carpets that have the geometric design 
- Nouri-Zadeh, Sh., Persian Carpet; The Beautiful Picture of Art in History, Retrieved on June 5, 2008
- www.persiancarpetguide.com, Retrieved on June 5, 2008
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