Handmade oriental carpet No. 63437 Bijar Kork Iran 10.11 x 8.2 feet
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|Country of Origin:
||10.11 x 8.2 ft
(warp and weft):
||geometric / medallion
||red / dark blue / navy
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet is in perfect condition despite its age.
This carpet has a total of approximately 3,016,800 knots and it took skilled carpet makers about 4,022 hours or 447 working days to knot this carpet.
More about the provenance Bijar | 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 Bijar 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.
The special wool with which this Oriental rug has been made is called "Kork" wool. The Persian word "Kork" means "soft down". This expression is used for particularly fine and soft wool for very high quality rugs, especially for expensive rugs made in esteemed manufactures like e. g. in Kashan. It is common to add the word "Kork" to the provenance name as in e. g. "Kashan Kork".