Antique Afshar Rugs were produced by nomads and villagers in southeastern Iran in the cities of Shiraz, Kerman and Yazd. These antique Persian rugs are some of the few that merge nomadic and village techniques.
Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. The design and colors used in Afshar rugs are reflective of the influences from outside regions making these highly stylized and unique rugs.