By Jessica Allan
Afshar rugs are a type of Persian rug. These rugs are woven by the Afshar tribe around the area of Kerman. Older Afshar rugs had wool foundations, however cotton foundations are common in newer rugs. They have similar designs to Caucasian rugs including geometric and rectilinear patterns. All-over boteh patterns, one or several medallions and the tree of life can be found in Afshar rugs. Predominant colors include red, brown, and ivory.
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