A persian yalameh, 59023-442x327cm

Significant transformations occur in the weavings of nomads when they settle in villages. Among the most conspicuous changes is the size of their carpets, which often become considerably larger and more conventional compared to nomadic rugs.

This transformation can be attributed to the shift in their weaving equipment. Nomads typically use small, portable, rudimentary looms consisting of two wooden poles firmly positioned horizontally on the ground, supported by stones and spikes where weavers sit to create their rugs. In contrast, when they settle in villages, they adopt larger looms that are permanently framed within their homes.

The Persian Yalameh rug here is one such rug, which is the creation of the Yalameh tribes, now settlers in northern Fars province's villages.

They reflect their ancestral symbols, with archetypical significance in their larger and far more orderly designs than those of their nomadic sisters.

Despite the mentioned differences, these people still use a fantastic quality of wool that they acquire from their nomadic relatives who roam the area during spring and summer, contributing to their carpets' amazing texture and lustre.