Kordestan and Kermanshahan rugs
The mountainous areas of these two western provinces of Iran are very suitable for grazing sheep and cattle. The main weaving centres in Kordestan are Sanandaj (the capital of the province once known as Senneh) and Bijar. In the province of Kermanshahan only a few centres such as Kermanshah and Songhor-Kolyai produce carpets.
The quality of carpets in these later cities is not as good as those of Sanandaj and Bijar . In Kermanshah and its surrounding villages most of the rugs are woven in the form of runners and are thick-piled.