Rectangular carpets

An example of a rectangular carpet handmade in Nain.

The rectangualar shape is the most common shape of carpets today. There are many different traditional names of the sizes on a rectangular carpet, but they are no exact sizes, they are more like a kind of hint about the size of the carpet.

There are also other names of carpets, often from the countries of origin or from where the carpet was manufactured.

Usual names of sizes on rectangular carpets:

To be able to understand the persian measurements it is good to know that the word zar is an old Persian measure, about 1.04 - 1.12 metres.

  • Padari (Persian), approximately 60x80 cm. A size mainly used for carpets placed in front of a door.

  • Patakhti (Persia n), approximately 60x80 cm. A size used for carpets placed beside a bed.

  • Pushti (Persian) Yastik (Turkish ), approximately 60x90 cm. This size is used for pillows covered with a case made of a handmade carpet.

  • Zarquart (Persian) , approximately 60x125 cm.

  • Zarcharak (Persian) , approximately 80x140 cm. A very small ghalice/qaliche.

  • Zaronim (Persian) , approximately 100x150 cm. A small ghalice/qaliche.

  • Sedjadeh, approximately 130x180 cm.

  • Dozar/Ghaliche (Persian) , approximately 140x200 cm. A medium ghalice/qaliche.

  • Ghaliche/Qaliche (Persian) , approximately 180x200 cm. A carpet that is smaller than a ghali/qali.

  • Pardeh (Persian) , approximately 150x240 cm or 170x275 cm. A large ghalice/qaliche.

  • Kiaba, approximately 170x270 cm or longer.

  • Qalin (Turkmoman ), approximately 180x275 cm.

  • Qalincha (Turkmo man), smaller than 180x275. Smaller than a qalin.

  • Ghali (Qali), ca 300x200 cm.

  • Kellei, extremly long runners (about 330x140 cm and larger).

  • Kenareh, runners with a length (at least 250 cm) which is at least 3 times larger than its width (50-120 cm).

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