The Ardabil carpet is reminiscent of Caucasian carpets, such as those in the historic region of Shirvan, Nagorno Karabakh and Gincc in Azerbaijan, with more motifs and objects intertwined at the ends of the carpet. The choice of color appears clearer and fresher. Many are coveted collector's items. Ardabil rugs are finely knotted and regularly show geometric motifs. Mainly today, high quality gallery rugs are produced and sold under the name of Ardabil. The most famous carpets of Ardabil are "Ardabil", "Sheikh Safi", "Sarabi", "Shah Abbasi" and "Mir".
The name of the carpet is derived from the sacred book of the Iranian religious founder Zarathustra, the Avesta, "Artavil" refers to a small and sacred place.