Abadeh Hand Knotted, oriental rugs
Common Sizes: 3' x 5' thru 5' x 8'. It's not uncommon to find these in more unusual sizes of 5' x 6' and perhaps 4' x 5'.
Approximate KPSI: Generally 80 thru 180 kpsi (latter are generally finer examples.)
Materials: Wool pile with cotton foundation.
Common Motif: Somewhat more ornate design with overall geometric attributes. Commonly feature a center medallion with 'stepped' spandrels and guls in each corner.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Traditionally, nice examples are more densly packed with thicker handle and structure. Design most commonly features a Gul in each of the four spandrels
Typical Price Points**: $10 - $90 per square foot.
Alternative Spellings: Uncommon
Abadeh Oriental Rugs and carpets are often found in smaller area rug sizes 3' x 5' to 5' x 8'. larger examples may be found, however are less common.
abadeh rugs often feature bold colors, commonly with a diamond shaped field in red ivory or dark blue with similar borders. They commonly feature
a medallion centered in the middle of the rug, and spandrels covering
the each corner of the field with a gul anchoring each. Better Abadeh rugs are
often woven with nice quality, durable wool and dense structure. Abadeh rugs do not "drape" as much as
other Persian rugs, as construction is very tight and fairly rigid.
Design elements often found in the field are cypress trees woven in the
center under and above the center medallion, along with scattered small