Djozan is also located close to the border with the Arak area. Both in terms of quality and pattern, carpets from here are comparable with carpets from Saroug. However, they rarely come with strong shades of red and blue or indigo/dark blue, instead the colours are more subdued. They often have medallions on an indigo-coloured base with the Herati pattern. The Djozan carpets can be a little more rustic in their expression and often have an easily recognisable pearl chain pattern in the main border. Read more about Hamadan: Hamadan, Hamedan
(Most carpets from the Hamadan-province are good carpets - usually tough and wear resistant.)
The town of Hamadan, formerly called Ekbatana, is located by the Alvand mountains at an altitude of 1900 metres. The climate is pleasant in the summer, as it is cooler here than in many other Iranian cities, but in the winter, it is relatively cold. The city is the centre of one of Iran's largest carpet districts. The Hamadan area is a large area with many hundreds of villages, all of which are known for their own patterns and qualities. The carpets from this area have their own names, all depending on their origin, but since the city of Hamadan is the gathering point for the area, these carpets are simply called Hamadan carpets, even if they were not knotted here.
You are reading an extract from the book 'Oriental Carpets, Knottet with Love' by Martin Munkholm.
This extensive book about all that is carpets can be borrowed in Danish libraries or be bought following this link: http://www.belle-rugs.dk/dk/ekspertise/taeppebog/
The book is published by Muusmann Forlag.For more info: muusmann-forlag.dk
See video about Djozan rugs here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YiYe9KNNpBg
You can find our selection of Djozan carpets below.