Kelardasht Rugs History
An unusual aspect of Kelardasht Persian rugs is that they are woven on looms suspended from the fronts of the house, whit only a canopy to protect the female weavers from sun, wind and rain. The warp is cotton, while the weft is of two-ply wool. The medium to deep pile is made of strong, but rather soft wool. The density of the Ghiordes knots is between 900 and 1400 per square decimetre.
rugs and rugs are produced in all the usual sizes, but runners are less common.
Kelardasht Rugs Design
With few exceptions, Kelardasht rugs are all of very similar design, with simple hexagonal, rectangular and octagonal motifs, surrounding by white zigzags (karimkhani) to make them stand out from the field. The inner field, usually a rich brick red, is filled with rectangles arranged vertically to create a crab-like shape. The outer field is decorated with geometric motifs or stylised animals, while the border contains very simplified floral motifs. The rugs were originally made for the local population’s own use.
Kelardasht are popular for their originality and vivid design. They are good, hard-wearing medium quality rugs.