Golpayegan Rugs

Guide to Golpayegan Rugs & Carpets

Golpayegan District is in the north of Isfahan Province close to the Southern edge of Arak Province. Golpayegan is also a town near Viss and they both produce the same sorts of carpet. Located 90 miles (145 km) northwest of Isfahan it is a small regional market center of just over 35,000 people.

The carpets of the region tend to be like coarse Arak rugs but tend to be thick well made rugs with good wool.

Golpayegan/Viss Rug Structure

Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 56 per square inch (868 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 1 ply ivory, blue, cotton.

Weft: 2 shots blue cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Post-hitch wharf binding with 1 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: Single cord overcastting blue wool.

Handle: Heavy, soft wool, durable, dense, stiff.




Traditional Golpayegan Rug in the Seyyed-ul-Sadat Shrine. Photo: Iran Daily

Examples:




Viss/Golpayegan Rug C. 1930



Viss rug, north west Persia about 1930


Sarouk Carpet. Vist, Iran, Mid 20th century.





Size: 7 foot 2 inch by 10 foot 7 inch.

Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 56 per square inch (868 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 1 ply ivory, blue, cotton.

Weft: 2 shots blue cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Post-hitch wharf binding with 1 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: Single cord overcastting blue wool.

Handle: Heavy, soft wool, durable, dense, stiff.

Further Notes: Excellent condition.