New round Handmade oriental carpet № 43612 Bijar Mahi round Iran 8.4 x 8.4 feet
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||Bijar Mahi round
|Country of Origin:
||8.4 x 8.4 ft
(warp and weft):
||floral and geometric / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental round carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet has a total of approximately 2,600,000 knots and it took skilled carpet makers about 3,467 hours or 385 working days to knot this carpet.
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.