The Bakhtiari tribe, based in Chaharmahaal and Bakhtiari, is well known for their rugs and weavings. They have been weaving rugs exported around the globe since the early 19th century.
Bakhtiari carpets are based on a cotton foundation warp with a wool weft. The best Bakhtiar carpets with the highest knot density are sometimes called Bibibaff.
Patterns are usually floral or garden inspired. The Khesti, an established garden motif is perhaps the most well-known rug design. The carpet is divided into individual squares with animals and plants acting as symbols. Another influential design features a decorated field with lattice designs and floral ornaments.
The use of colors varies depending on styles of certain tribes. Generally they include shades of white, red, brown, green, and yellow. The sizes vary from narrow hall carpets to large room designs. The larger rugs tend to be very rare and harder to come by. Similarly, older rugs, often coveted by collectors, can be extremely costly.