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Among of Islamic pottery researchers, Saveh is regarded as one of the most important centers producing Minai wares during sixth and seventh centuries AH. According to samples of Minai wares that contain their date of production, can conclude that sixth century is the peak period of producing Minai wares in Saveh. This is for some part the result of rulers’ attention toward art and nurturing artists in this industry and for some other part it is the result of migration of a large group of artists from production centers of Kashan and Rey, after of Mongol’s attack. Despite of commonalities and differences between these two kinds of motifs, there hasn’t been undertaken independent research. Therefore some authors started investigation on Saveh, Kashan and Rey Minai wares in order to better discover them and understand their similarities as well as differences. They started by questions such as: what motifs are used by Saveh artists for designing their wares? What are the main motifs and designed themes were depicted on Saveh Minai wares? They also explores the motifs, composition, coloring and literary themes of Minai wares. Due to the limitations of national museums, regarding the provision or even taking pictures from Minai wares, 16 samples were selected from Metropolitan museum because of their variety, resolution and their quality. This study was completed through the use of wares in Metropolitan museum and searching through museum and library resources and the applied method was historical analysis and comparison. The results showed that the motifs of Minai wares in various locations, i.e. Kashan, Rey and Saveh are quite similar and all of these motifs are under the influence of literary themes.