Ahar rug

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The Ahar carpet is a type of Persian carpet made in the town of Ahar in Ahar County near Mount Sabalan in Iran.[1]


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.


  1. ^ Nouri-Zadeh, Sh., Persian Carpet; The Beautiful Picture of Art in History, Retrieved on June 5, 2008