Bidjar Rugs

Bidjar rugs are known to be extremely durable, as other Kurdish carpets. They are made with Turkish knots, very compact and strong. The most characteristic pattern is Herati, also called “a fish pattern”. Common in Iran (Bidjar is the name of a small Kurdish town in Iran), Herati pattern is composed of a rhomb with a flower inside, the rhomb being surrounded by four acanthus leaves, sometimes called “fishes”, hence the name.