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.
Floral motifs or medallions also appear on bidjar Persian rugs, however they are less popular.
Bidjar rugs are most often made in dark red and dark blue, with some beige details. Repeated regular pattern and classic colors add warmth and feeling of relaxation to any area or room.
The durability of a rug very often brings a bidjar rug to a specialist’s mind. Anyone who is dealing with the best carpets on a professional ground may have heard the term “an iron carpets of Persia”, associated with the bidjar rugs. The Iranian weavers, making bidjar carpets, use a strong comb made of metal and wood to beat the knots and the weft in such a way that the pile practically stands up at 90 degrees. By doing so, they make a rug’s surface very compact, immune to small objects like gravel to enter the carpet, what results in the famous durability, lasting for generations.
Being so durable, a bidjar carpet is practically indestructible, so if you need a beautiful and elegant flooring cover in any public place, for example a hotel reception, the choice of a bidjar rug is simply ideal.
The interesting thing may be, that slightly more exclusive rugs are manufactured in a small place near Bidjar in Iran, called Takar. The weavers there add a silk thread to bidjar carpets and such rugs go by the name: takar-bidjar rugs.