Village Rugs

Village rugs bridge the rugged appeal of tribal rugs and the refinement of city carpets.  The colour palette is predominantly dark, but more varied than in tribal rugs, with anywhere from 4-25 colours used in a single piece. Geometric motifs are common, but some floral designs are also produced.    Overall, designs are more complex and also more mutable with multiple influences (tribal identity, designs from neighbouring cities, even borrowed motifs from western tastes such as the gul farang  or French rose that is common in Bidjar and Bakhtiar rugs).  The knot count is generally higher than in tribal pieces and the workmanship is, on average, more sophisticated.  Some very large carpets are produced.