Afshar rugs include both those made following tribal traditions and those influenced by the floral motifs of nearby city workshops. From tribal traditions come medallion layouts on fields spread with small floral elements and stylized animals. From city influences come small floral medallions and both repeated in rows across the field.
One of today's most popular carpet provinces, Kerman is known for its vase technique, as well as vase design. These carpets are characterized by elaborate and complicated curvilinear style and by their numerous borders.