The capital of Iran arrived later to the rug weaving dynasty than other renowned Persian weaving regions. Tehran became a center of antique rug production during the great revival of weaving in the late 19th century and build upon long-standing traditions and styles. Tehran rugs are woven with asymmetrical knots with a range of knot density and established a reputation for good quality and durability.
Arabzadeh is perhaps the most notable weaver, responsible for bringing attention and notoriety to the Tehran rug-weaving trade. Tehran rugs often display depictions of trees, vases, leopards, gazelles, and even birds with balanced color palettes that offer feature reds and purples. This particular contemporary version of the Tehran rug features a variety of scrolling flora motifs atop a deep scarlet backdrop.