Hamadan is the capital city of
the northwestern province of Hamadan in Iran.
This city is more of a marketplace for rugs made in
villages and towns in the vicinity than a rug production
center. Sometimes the rugs are marketed under their
village name, but often they are sold as Hamadans.
The majority of Hamadan rugs have a geometric
pattern. The most common designs consist of
medallion-and-corner, and all-over boteh or herati.
Diamond and hexagon medallions are common. Often the
all-over herati designs have a narrow field in the shape
of a large octagon creating corners.