Antique Gazvin / Kazvin Rugs
and Carpets from Persia
Antique Kazvin / Gazvin rugs: Among Persian rug styles, the Kazvin or Gazvin is one of the more interesting. Historically, Gazvin or Kazvin rugs were produced in an areas approximately 90 miles west of Tehran. This was the longstanding and historic origin point of Kazvin rugs until about the 1930's. These distinct Persian antique rugs are generally characterized by sinuous, curvilinear patterns, with shades of crimson and blue predominating the background, and with a lovely ivory hue employed to create a beautiful contrast. Gazvin or Kazvin rugs and carpets are, generally speaking, mid-sized (or room-sized) pieces, general measuring between four and a half feet and just about nine feet in length. Kazvin rugs use both Persian and Turkish knots and use soft wool in thin, tight piles, making them unique and fascinating antique Oriental rugs.