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New round Oriental carpet #43640 Bijar Mahi round Iran 9.10 x 9.10 feet

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Item Number: 43640
Provenance: Bijar Mahi round
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 9.10 x 9.10 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: floral and geometric / allover
Ground Color: red
Knots/inch²: 258
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 12,200

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Bijar Mahi | Iran

The provenance is Bijar, North West of Iran. Bijar rugs are mainly knotted by Kurds who are the main population of Bijar (in the province of Kermanshah). Bijar carpets are known to be the most solid and high quality Oriental carpets.

This Oriental rug has been treated with a "Noble Finish" wash. This wash includes not only the actual cleaning of the carpet but also its processing (ennobling) which represents an increase in the Oriental carpet's value. By this special technique a soft and silky feel and shine are added to the carpet. This washing technique requires experience and skill since otherwise carpets could easily be damaged by it. In this case the washing was implemented perfectly.

This Bijar Mahi has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.



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