Joshaghan’s carpet is a type of Persian rug, which has kept the same decoration for two centuries.
The decoration consists of a series of drawings of equal size representing flowers, leaves and flowering branches, all stylized. The set of each drawing forms a rhombus, and all are aligned to form the decoration of the field.
Joshaghan’s carpets sometimes feature a rhomboidal medallion in the center, surrounded by a white freckle. The border consists of several narrow stripes framing a wide central strip decorated with flowers and leaves. Joshaghan’s drawing has sometimes been copied by Kashan artisans.
The Baluch carpet is a type of Persian carpet. Contrary to what its name indicates, they are not manufactured in Balochistan but in eastern Jorasan and western Afghanistan, by Baloch tribes.
The Baluch rug is mostly a prayer rug. The general appearance of the niche is the only common feature of these carpets; The decorations used are extraordinarily varied. The most widespread motif is a mosque dome on each side of the niche.
Some pieces represent a tree of life, and others have a very schematic decoration, with colored rhombuses. Baluch carpets that are not of prayer also have a great variety of decorations, and of borrowed motifs from other sources, such as gül or minah-khani.
The most used colors are red and blue for the field and motifs, as well as beige (camel hair color). White is also widely used, to the point of, in some cases, breaking the overall harmony of the carpet. As for the colors of the border and the motifs, yellow and orange are common.
Saruk’s carpet is a type of Persian carpet. The carpets are divided into two groups according to their decoration: traditional decorations or those exported.
The traditional pieces have a central medallion and the cartons used are similar to those of the Kashan, although more linear. The boteh motif is often found, rather of small size. The main edge is large, adorned with the herati edge motif, and is flanked by two secondary bands adorned with rosettes and meanders. The copies intended for export are of recent production and have a very western-inspired decoration: central medallion with flowers on a plain, short background, coordinated with the dyes of the motifs. The decorations are similar to the Kermán and destined mainly to the American market.