Our Kashgai and Shiraz carpets are sourced from the city of Shiraz, located in the Fars Provence of central Iran. They are crafted by the Kashgai nomads who live in the resion around the city. The Kashgai is the largest nomadic tribe in central Iran and maintain their traditional migrations, complete with families, flocks, tents and other belongings. Weaving carpets has always been part of their heritage and they trade their carpets in the giant Shiraz Bazaar.
The beautiful ethnic designs of these carpets are particular to each family or tribe, and have been passed down from generation to generation. The carpets are woven using wool from the nomads’ own sheep, then dyed locally, creating a piece that represents their centuries-old way of life.
Hamedan rugs are produced in mountainous Western Iran, a region steeped in history. The area is dotted with dozens of villages, each with its own individual traditions of carpet-weaving. Hamedan city, one of the oldest continuously-populated cities in the world, is central to the carpet trade.
Hamedan rugs generally have striking, simple designs. They may include floral, diamond or hexagonal elements around central medallions. Made from handspun yarn, Hamadan rugs are highly durable and their rich colour palette adds warmth and depth to all types of home.