Yazd, once known as Yezd, is an ancient Persian city famous as the home of the Zoroastrian faith. It is east of Isphahan on the edge of the Dasht-i Lut (Lut Desert) The city and surrounding area produce carpets very similar to Kerman. In Oriental Rugs of Yezd Jacobsen noted that most if rug dealers were shown a picture they would call it a Kerman. The term "made in Yezd" means well made in Iran. The rugs are typically in the style of Kerman but when Kerman cheapened the weave Yazd did not. Currently, Yazdcarpets have a lower knot count but overall the quality is much higher.