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Yalameh Rugs

Yalameh (Yalamah) rugs are a type of Persian village rug woven in the region of Iran. They are similar in design to Shiraz, Qashqai, and Khamseh rugs, although they usually have brighter colors than most Persian rugs. Yalameh rugs have a unique and very recognizable latch-hooked diamond medallion like the one pictured below. These medallions are typically arranged in a single vertical row. They are usually woven with wool on a cotton foundation, but may also have wool foundations. They are finely woven with Turkish Knots and have short piles. These rugs come in a variety of sizes, and are perfect for tribal decor.

Yalameh Rug

A typical medallion seen in Persian Yalameh rugs is pictured below.

yalameh rug medallion

Below is a small sampler of a Yalameh, measuring about 1' x 1'

Small Yalameh Rug

Also see more examples of Yalameh rugs on our Pinterest Board!