A Shiraz carpet is a type of Persian rug made in the villages around the city of Shiraz. The designs tend to come from settled tribal weavers, so they mimic Qashqai, Khamseh, Afshar, Abadeh and Lori designs. Since the weavers are using fixed looms, the rugs tend to be larger and often coarser than their tribal counterparts. Shiraz rugs are not often very finely knotted, with both Qashqai and Abadeh both have a Fine knot. Shiraz utilizes the Persian (asymmetrical) knot. The design is geometric, sometimes featuring a pole medallion in the center. Shiraz carpets use red and brown colors and often use diamond-shaped lozenges as the primary motif. Borders often have smaller bands around a larger group with palm and pine leaf designs. Made from very high wool, clipped a medium height, using a wool warp and weft. This means they are not always completely straight. Being handmade, this is to be expected and not necessarily a fault in the rug. This rug surpasses those thoughts.