Abadeh is a small town that lies between Isfahan and Shiraz in Southern Iran. A variety of styles are woven there and generally speaking the rugs tend to be of high quality.
The weavers of Abadeh rugs favour a cotton foundation for both warp and weft. Consequently the rugs tend to be a regular rectangular shape without any distortion. The rugs lay flat and overall they have a rather formalised symetric appearance.
Because the rugs are finely knotted the weavers have the opportunity to produce some qute intricate and detail designs. Stylised imaged of animals and birds are common and done in a subtle way within the oveall design. It's a very attractive effect.
Qashgai rugs are woven in the surrounding area. They are similar in appearance but woven on wool.