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Check out our fantastic collection of Bijar Persian Rugs! They’re known for their exceptional strength and durability, making them stand out among all handwoven rugs. These beautiful pieces are meticulously crafted by highly skilled weavers who use a unique technique. The result? It is a luxuriously dense and weighty weave you won’t find anywhere else. We’re excited to show you these captivating creations’ incredible heritage, artistry, and uniqueness. You don’t want to miss out on exploring our carefully curated collection of Bijar rugs.

At Bijan, every carpet and rug, whether Indian, Turkish, Afghan, or Pakistani, is meticulously crafted and one-of-a-kind. Our extensive collection includes exquisite Persian rugs, captivating tribal rugs, and stunning kilim rugs. Explore the unique beauty of each piece, available both in-store and online.

The Art of Bijar Rug Weaving

The art of rug weaving in Bijar has a fascinating history from the 16th century. The Kurdish residents of the town have played a crucial role in preserving this ancient tradition, passing it down through generations. The skilled weavers of the region have perfected their craft over the years, creating genuinely breathtaking Bijar rugs that still captivate us today. These rugs are known for their exceptional quality and exquisite craftsmanship, serving as a testament to the enduring legacy of Bijar’s weaving heritage.

What distinguishes a Bijar rug from other Persian or hand-woven Oriental rugs?

Bijar rugs are famous for their one-of-a-kind construction, top-notch wool, a diverse range of original designs, and, most importantly, their incredible use of colour. These elements combine to create rugs that display rich jewel tones and stunning, creative patterns. The finest pieces truly represent the pinnacle of woven artistry.

Bijar Rug Construction

For as long as anyone can remember, Bijar weavers have been using a unique weaving technique that, as far as I know, hasn’t been used anywhere else in Iran or any of the other rug-weaving countries.

Bijar rugs are woven using a Turkish knot known as a Gordian knot. The exciting thing is that one or two wefts are inserted between each row of knots. So, after tying a row of knots, the weaver inserts a weft. Pretty cool, right?

The thing that sets Bijar rugs apart from other Oriental rugs is their construction technique. You see, before a weft is inserted, they dampen it with water. This makes the weft more flexible and easier to work with. Once the weft is inserted horizontally, they use a comb to beat it down hard next to the tied knots. This creates a super dense and tightly woven fabric. As the weft dries, it shrinks slightly, resulting in an incredibly sturdy foundation. When we talk about the foundation of a rug, we’re referring to the warps and wefts. In the small villages near Bijar, where they make the absolute best Bijar rugs, most weavers use cotton wefts, although a few use wool.

Key Characteristics of Bijar Rugs

Bijar rugs are genuinely incredible! They are regarded as the Iron Rugs of Persia because of their remarkable durability. This is all thanks to a unique weaving technique that tightly compresses the weft strands between rows of knots. The result? A dense and heavyweight rug that can truly withstand the test of time. It’s a perfect combination of craftsmanship and longevity!

They’re famous for their incredible craftsmanship, with intricate patterns that draw inspiration from the region’s rich cultural heritage. You’ll find a beautiful blend of geometric and floral motifs meticulously woven with a diverse palette of vibrant colours. The dominant red, blue, and ivory shades create a visually stunning and timeless appeal. Bijar rugs stand out because they use natural dyes, ensuring that the colours remain vibrant and enduring for many years.

We have over 5,000 rugs in stock; the listings on this site represent a small selection of our extensive range. Please visit us in store to explore our collections.