More about the provenance Bibikabad, semi-antique | Iran
Bibikabad is located in Iran 45 km North East of Hamadan. Bibikabad-rugs are usually made with relatively thick thread with high quality durable wool. Mostly Herati- (Mahi-) Designs are used for them. Altogether the Bibikabad is a reliable and durable rug which can be used heavily for a long time.
This Bibikabad, semi-antique 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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