Abadeh Rugs

ABADEH rugs - unique items from the Djoharian Collection

Abadeh Rugs and Carpets - What is a Abadeh rug?

Rugs with the name Abadeh usually come from the town of the same name. They are hand knotted with a wool pile and have warp and weft made of cotton. The design is tribal geometric - usually with a six or eight edged medaillon. Typical colors are a red field with a blue border and ivory motifs.

Vintage Abadeh with one Medaillon


What are the qualities of Abadeh rugs?

Rugs from Abadeh are available in many variations, both in terms of pattern and quality. The knot density of the hand-knotted rugs starts at around 100 knots per inch² for simple pieces and reaches up to 300 knots per inch² for finer work. The motifs are usually geometric with a medallion or the so called Zil I Sultan design.

Antique Abadeh Zil-I-Sultan

How much do Abadeh rugs cost?

A simple wool rug with a low knot density costs less than 400 USD  in the size 5 x 3 ft, a rarely fine piece with hand spun wool and vegetable dyes can well cost over 1500 USD in the same size. The knotting density, the amount of work and the material used are decisive.