Carpets from ARDABIL (ARDEBIL) have excellent visibility and are often referred to as Persian KAZAKS because of their similarity to KAZAK carpets. They have a nomadic look and are gorgeous carpets. They go well with contemporary, traditional, and modern decors and are highly sought after in western houses.
The quality of ARDABIL carpets is excellent. Due to the high demand for good KAZAK carpets, the majority of ARDABIL carpets have also kept their prices high.
Size & Shapes:
ARDABIL carpets come in different sizes (similar to TABRIZ), but the majority of them are mid-size (4x6 to 8x10 feet). You can also find large rugs up to 10 x 18 feet.
Dark red, pink, khaki, soft green, and ivory form the majority of colors.
Soft wool; thin, very well textured pile.
Warp is mostly cotton; weft is either cotton or wool. Silk is also used as weft on fine ARDABIL rugs.
Weavers in ARDABIL use Persian knots. You should check the back of the carpet because the quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ).
There are many different grades of rugs made in this region, ranging from medium to fine. Carpets and rugs from ARDABIL are beautiful and there is a particularly high demand for old ones, so they are more expensive than carpets from the surrounding area. Expect to pay more Per Square Foot (PSF)$4-$17 for a carpet from ARDABIL.
More info on ARDABIL rugs at Jozan.net.
More info on ARDABIL rugs at JBOC's Notes.