Thousands of motifs are used in designing Miri
Artworks. Some are to be found in antique examples; others are researched and found in books and drawings
in libraries, museums or private collections. Razi
Miri deeply studies these motifs and patterns
while designing Miri Creations.
In each region, motifs are passed from generation to
generation. In some instances, long neglected or forgotten
motifs have again been revived. In tribal regions, the
knotters are given the freedom to introduce their own
tastes in designs, thereby adding vibrancy, originality
and authenticity to their rugs.
The greatest care is taken to retain the salient features
of traditional designs and meticulous attention is paid
to detail using pattern that correspond to the design
repertoire of the particular region where the rug is
crafted. The guiding patterns followed by the knotters
are drawn and painted by artists in the Tehran atelier.