292 x 219
Size: 292 x 219
Kelardasht rugs come from the Kelardasht plain. The landscape in the province of Gilan lies west of the Elburs mountains at the foot of the Kelar massif, northwest of Tehran. All Kelardasht rugs have a dark, provenance-typical colour scheme, which is predominantly reddish brown or dark blue. The geometric pattern reveals a strong influence of the nearby Caucasus. What is interesting about this area is how rugs are knotted here. Larger rugs are often made on wooden looms leaning against the house wall. The knotters then sit in front of the loom and slowly work their way up.