Guide to Nehavend Rugs and Carpets
Nehavend or Nahavand is a town in the Hamadan area that produces larger rugs that are similar in style to some rugs from the Sarouk area. They are single wefted, cotton foundation, Turkish knotted rugs.
Single weft is called “Sennah Baft” or Hamadan weave. Here the wefts are rigid and the warps are sinuous. As you can see in the sketch the wefts are heavier than the warps. It is woven with symmetrical knots. Since there is only one shot of weft between each row of knots this shows every other warp which makes these rugs easy to spot.