The Afshar are one of the great weaving tribes of Persia. They are found in Kerman, Khorasan Turkey and Northwest Persia (East and West Azerbaijan) They weave attractive small format Persian tribal rugs. Afshar weavers also produce the finest grade of Bijars. The rugs have mostly geometrical patterns. The most common pattern contains a large center piece with one or more squared medallions, some say that this symbolizes a hide stretched for preparation. Today, medallions also occur and are typical of the Afshar rugs. [ref. Carpet Encyclopedia]
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.