Persian Carpet is one of the oldest handicraft in the world. the oldest Persian carpet is located in hermitage museum and is called Pazyryk. This Carpet is about 2500 years old. In Isfahan there are so many Carpet shops and Galleries where you can find all types of woven handicraft from different parts of Iran. Just remember that you will negotiate the price & check the quality when you want to get one.
Gabbeh is a hand-woven rug characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of color and a playfulness with geometry. The Gabbeh is usually crafted by women. Gabbeh carpets are much thicker and coarser than other Persian carpets. Gabbehs are made of natural, handspun wool yarn and all the colors are created with natural plant dye. Due to its less precise pattern, small number of knots, a Gabbe is one of the less expensive varieties of Persian carpet.
A kilim is a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug traditionally produced in countries of the former Ottoman Empire, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkic countries of Central Asia. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. Modern kilims are popular floor-coverings in Western households.