The Bakhtiari tribe, based in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, is well known for their rugs and weavings. They have been weaving rugs exported around the globe since the early 19th century.
Patterns are usually floral or garden inspired. The Bakhtiari design is also known as the paneled-garden design, which is the most popular and unique variation of the Bakhtiar. The field of the Bakhtiar rug is divided into compartments or panels, containing individual motifs or patterns. The Khesti, an established garden motif is perhaps the most well-known rug design. 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, reds, browns, greens, and yellows. Blue does not appear to feature. Natural dyes produce variations in color.