Assadabad, a village in the greater Hamadan area of NW Iran, is known for finely knotted rugs and sophisticated designs.
Hamadan is one of the oldest towns on Earth. The centre of a fertile mountainous sheep-rearing topography, it is one of the great Persian Rug regions. Hamadan houses endless history, the tombs of Esther and Mordechai etc.
The distinguishing feature of Hamadan is the weave. It has just one thick weft per row of knots, giving an unmistakable "look" to the back.