Persian Bijar Runner

* This rug is an example of what I offer. Please enquire about current stock to see availability”.

10’6″ x 2’4″/ 3.20 x .70  – Shorter and longer runners are available as well as all rug sizes from small to oversize.

Bijar (Bidjar) and its surrounding hamlets is a small agricultural town in the mountains of NW Iran which makes very heavy and hard-wearing hand-knotted wool rugs, beloved in the West for their superb ageing qualities and all-around attractiveness. Their nickname is the ‘Iron Rugs of Iran’ and perhaps reflects the no-nonsense character of the inhabitants of the Bijar area- Kurdish farming folk like to have something hefty and long-lasting as well as a practical floor covering that insulates against extreme cold. The knots are beaten down after each row is woven using a special tool which packs the pile extremely tightly before multiple locking width wise wefts are inserted. The vintage examples of wool piled Persian Bijar rugs are far superior to the newly woven examples- and in good quality and age are my favourite village rugs bar none – but they are still very good compared with much of the dross on the market. They trade heavily on their reputation and use some glaring pink, purple and green dyes which the antique versions lack. One would hope that time and use will tone down these ‘candy colours’ which the Iranians adore. The all-over design is the easiest to use in an off-centre room when furniture will not block out important design elements. Still, one of the best new rugs on the market but if you can reach for a vintage piece in good condition to obtain maximum beauty.

This ivory hand-knotted wool Persian Bijar runner has a delightful lattice design that leads the eye beautifully. A highly elegant example of the kind which will provide over 100 years of use!
NB. Because of the ultra-dense packed pile you should never fold Bijar rugs- roll them only, or you may crack the integral warp threads.
Available in sizes ranging from 5’x3’/1.52×0.91 up to massive rugs of 22’x14’/6.70×4.27 and bigger. Runners, gallery rugs and runners are made.

from £600m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Wool on a Cotton Base
One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom: NW London
Inspiration: View Rug Inspiration

Please use your rug with a suitable underlay which will protect the back of the knots and allow dirt to fall through the rug. Vacuum sparingly, once a week is sufficient, and do so on a low power and without the rotating brush, as this strips the pile. Clean professionally at least once every five years. Turn your rug every year if possible to even out footfall patterns and sun fading. Never leave your rug undisturbed under furniture in the dark. Keep a moth trap in the room if possible.
Every rug I sell is exactly as I have described on the invoice. I will have explained all the options open to you- including the bespoke rug making. The rug will be the very best rug you can buy within your budget and be the best suited to your room colours, light and usage. The way it is made, the materials, the age, the size and the all-round suitability for you and your room will be made completely transparent. Please feel free to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure.