Carpet in the City of
In this part, carpet weaving had a flourishing circulation and dyeing
products in numerous vast workshops could supply requirements of the
region. To-day those workshops have turned into abandoned places; also
shopping centers of thread could supply needs of thread in silk
The main center of carpet-trading of Hamadan was in the West. Majority
of carpets woven in central province were exported to Iraq, Arabian
Sheikhdoms and Europe through Hamadan and Western Road.
Foreign companies, all through 1880 and the period of the First World
War have had a very expanded activity in carpet trading in cities like
Kerman, Arak and Tabriz, as well as Hamadan. This business in those
years was in the hand of British, American and Jewish merchants of
Hamadan. After The First World War many foreign companies were
deprived from activity and Iranian merchants could enter into this
business, after nationalization
of carpet industry to some extent .
After immigration of famous carpet weavers from Tabriz and Zanjan to
Hamadan, carpet business progressed and urban workshops gained enough
capital and necessary supervision, utilizing ready to use colors and
designs. Some designs in this region are as follows:
peacock tail-hunting, palmette flower, overall flower design,
corner-medallion design, arabesque, garland, curtain-band,
milky-design, prayer-inch, tiny-paisley, dragon mouth,
corner-medallion, composed vase, fish, angelas, mehrban, ...