Our Persian carpet specialist has just delivered our new collection of the famous Bidjar rugs—known as ‘the Iron Rugs of Persia’. They are original, authentic, high quality and beautiful, and as their colours are so harmonious they look good with almost any interior design scheme, and with antique and contemporary furniture.
Named after the weaving tribe or the place where they are woven, each Persian carpet pattern, palette and weave is uniquely linked with the culture and weaving techniques of an area or tribe. Although the Kurdish town of Bidjar, which lies in one of the most fertile areas of northwest Iran, is small, the high quality of its carpets has gained it an international reputation.
Bidjar rugs are known for their supreme strength and durability. The weavers still work in local villages, creating their rugs by hand as they have done for generations. The Bidjar weavers use double knot construction to give the strong, raised pile that is a distinctive characteristic. They employ a special tool, not unlike a huge claw, to beat the weft strands together into the exceptionally compact foundation for the pile, which makes the rug extremely dense and heavy—perhaps the most hardwearing of any carpet in the world.
This densely packed pile is so tight that the pile cannot lay down, and because the fibres are constantly erect when you step on the rug, it has a cushioned feel that makes it wonderful to walk on. For this reason, and because the colour palette is so beautifully rich and jewel-toned, Bidjar rugs remain the classic floor covering for country houses and interior design settings.
Here we present a traditional handmade Bidjar rug made by a single weaver using quality, lustrous local wool, hand woven on cotton warps. It is double-knotted, 250 KPSI (the higher the number of knots, the better the quality) and classed as high quality. It has a traditional colour palette and a classical Bidjar medallion pattern. It measures 153cm x 90cm (about 5ft by 3ft). Strips along the long edges prevent curling.
It is more than 20 years old, unused, and a very beautiful rug. There is one only, and this is a super deal, so please order now.
RRP £525. CCUK £198. Free UK mainland delivery.
Our apologies: this particular Bidjar rug has been sold to a Member. It was however the first of our new collection, and therefore we have more rugs which are of the same high quality and in the traditional medallion design, at the same price. Some are slightly larger, and others slightly smaller, as each is unique. Please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960 to request pictures of the rugs.