Nahavand is a city of about 200.000 people, situated west of Malayer, in the southern part of the Hamadan province. The rug production is concentrated in the city itself and the surrounding villages, such as Ushvand. The rugs share many characteristics with Hamadan rugs; they have simple warps and wefts, with a wool pile and cotton warp and weft. The patterns can best be described as rural interpretations of classical patterns, with a central medallion and corners. They have warm colours, different nuances of red, as well as brown, blue, and green.