Bakhtiari rugs are woven in the
province of Chahar Mahal-and-Bakhtiari located in west
central Iran. These rugs are mainly woven by villagers
and to a lesser extent nomads of the area.
The pattern of Bakhtiari rugs tends to be mostly
geometric, sometimes semi-geometric, and seldom
curvilinear. What distinguishes Bakhtiari rugs
from other rugs is that they are colorful and bright;
their design also tends to be very crowded. The commonly
used colors include deep reds, bright blues, navy,
green, brown, ocher, and beige. The most common
Bakhtiari design is a panelled garden design which
consists of square, rectangular, diamond, or hexagon
compartments filled with a floral motif such as a willow
tree, a cypress tree, a bush, a grapevine, a vase
containing flowers, or a bird sitting on a branch.
Sometimes one motif repeats in several compartments;
other times a motif is only seen in one compartment.
Every compartment has a different motif and color from
its neighboring compartments.