Broujerd rugs originate from Broujerd, a city in the Province of Lorestan in western Iran, where some of the finest tribal traditional rug weavers can be found. The skilled artisans in Broujerd ply their craft with great attention to detail, diligently tying the asymmetrical Persian knot. Broujerd have semi-geometric designs in a medallion or allover style. The rug motifs vary, but are usually palmettes with leaves and vines. Other designs are the traditional Boteh (paisley), Herati (fish), Shrub, and Vase motifs. Weavers also used animals, birds, human figures, and tribal devices for the field and border designs. The coloration is primarily reds, with a small percentage of ivory or dark blues used for the back-ground. In addition, different shades of blue, brown, camel, gold, and green were used for the borders and design elements. Dark blue or dark brown are standard for the design outlines.
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