Bidjar Rugs & Carpets

Bidjar is a town in northwestern Kurdistan Province, in northwestern Persia, whose population is entirely Kurdish in ethnicity. The Bidjar weaving district comprises the town itself and about forty villages within a radius of thirty miles. The region is agricultural and carpet weaving is the only art/craft practiced.

Bidjar carpet weaving seems to have developed as a commercial venture around the mid-nineteenth century. The town is roughly 150 miles NW of Hamadan, but there is no evidence that Hamadan merchants, weavers or designers had a role in the creation of the Bidjar carpet. The paramount chiefs of Kurdistan were, and still mostly are, Turks, and they may have played a part through their patronage in the origins of Bidjar weaving.

For the nineteenth and early 20th centuries the warp was wool, and the wefts triple, with two thick woolen wefts running straight between warp levels and bound by a thinner, sinuous third weft. All the best antique Bidjar rugs share this unusual structure. At the turn of the 20th century cotton replaced the wool warps. The wefts are extremely compacted in the weaving process and this makes for a very heavy, firm, almost board-like texture. Bidjars are the densest and heaviest of all antique oriental carpets per unit area. [...]

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