Ardabil is a town located in the province of Azerbaijan in northwestern Iran . Ardabil is a few miles south of the border of the country, Azerbaijan , in the Caucasus region. Rug weaving has a long history in Ardabil . The name Ardabil is associated with the well-known Ardabil rug woven in the 16th century now in Victoria and Albert Museum in London , England .

The motifs used in Ardabil rugs, similar to Caucasian rugs, are predominantly geometric in pattern and the most common layouts tend to be medallions, multiple connected diamond-shaped medallions, and all-over octagonal shapes; however, the borders of Ardabil rugs have more motifs and objects woven in them than Caucasian rugs. The colors are also lighter.