Joshaghan rugs originate from Joshaghan, also called Maymeh, is located in north central Iran. Famous as being one of the oldest centers of continuous weaving of wool rugs in Iran, Joshaghan is one of a cluster of villages that is well known for weaving wool rugs of exceptionally high quality. Tribal people in the region have been plying their trade as skilled weavers of wool rugs since the 16th century. It is not uncommon for a weaver to be totally dedicated to a single rug for months and sometimes years. This results in wool rugs of the highest quality, but very limited quantity. The local artisans weave Joshaghan rugs using the asymmetrical Persian knot. Josheghan rugs are woven in both village and workshop settings, with those woven in the smaller villages considered to be of superior quality.
A design of geometric floral motifs arranged in the shape of diamonds is characteristic of Josheghan rugs. It is common to see geometric versions of the willow tree and Gul Hannai - meaning flower in Farsi and also refers to the octagonal or angular repetitive medallions in diamond arrangements – among the floral motifs in all-over or medallion and corner layouts. Josheghan rugs also feature the Mina Khani design – the design field is covered with daisies connected together with lines that form diamonds or circles in an all-over layout. The primary background color on Josheghan rugs is a very deep burgundy, while the designs are woven in shades of dark blue, light blue, white, green, beige, red, and yellow. The borders are most often beige or blue.
The foundations of Joshaghan rugs are cotton, while the pile is wool. Although available in a variety of sizes, the majority of them can be found in the mid-size range. Josheghan rugs will not only enhance your home with their beauty and warmth, but they also represent an excellent investment due to very limited supply.