New Handmade oriental carpet No. 47367 Bijar Mahi India 9.10 x 6.6 feet
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||9.10 x 6.6 ft
(warp and weft):
||geometric / medallion
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet has a total of approximately 840,000 knots and it took skilled carpet makers about 1,120 hours or 124 working days to hand-knot this carpet.
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.