The look: Nahavand rugs and carpets have nomadic and geometric patterns. Usually have a single medallion and the background is full of small motifs all around the medallion.
The general feel for quality: The quality of Nahavand rugs are great. Due to type wool that wavers are using in their rugs, Nahavand rugs and carpets are extremely durable and shinny.
Shape and style: Nahavand rugs and carpets are usually small size (2×3 to 4×6 feet) due to the use of horizontal looms. It is very difficult for weavers to make a large size carpets on horizontal looms.
Color: Another important characteristic of Nahavand rug is their coloration. Rusty red and khaki on a dark blue background is the main color structure of the region. There are other rugs from Nahavand that they do not follow this coloration, but all of Nahavand rugs have very shinny looking coloration.
Pile texture: Very soft wool, thin, thick piles.
Foundation: Warps are mostly cotton, wefts either cotton or wool.
Solomon’s finest sources: Nahavand is an ancient and historical city.Nahavand was the site of the last war between the Iranian Sassanid troops and the Arab Muslim warriors. There are still some remains of the ancient Nahavand on the slopes of a hill. Nahavand had been one of the ancient centers of the pre-Aryan tribes. The precious objects unearths in “GIAN HILL” region reveal that pre-historic civilized people with progressive arts and culture lived in this region. Meanwhile, Achaemenid and Sassanian remains have been found in “GARA GHOGHA” village in the vicinity of Nahavand. This is city has old neighborhoods with urban establishments to meet the people requirements.
Nahavand is a cold city with agricultural products like grains, fruits and famous handicrafts like rugs. It is a historical city located in the south of the province, the golden age of which was during the Achaemenid and Sassanian periods.
Yazdegerd III, last of the Sassanian dynasty, had built a castle in Nahavand for residence in summer.