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All over Design Persian ‘Bijar’ Rug *

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

15’9″ x 11’4″ / 4.80 x 3.55 –  Other rug sizes, runners and rounds are available. A superb quality allover design furnishing Bijar! The ultimate in older rugs in perfect condition.

Bijar (Bidjar) and its surrounding hamlets is a small agricultural town in the mountains of NW Iran which makes very heavy and hard wearing rugs, beloved in the West for their superb ageing qualities and all-round attractiveness. Their nickname is the ‘Iron Rugs of Iran’ and perhaps reflects the no-nonsense character of the inhabitants of the Bijar area- farming folk like to have something hefty and long-lasting as well as a practical floor covering that insulates against extreme cold.

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 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 and furniture does not block out large 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 newer soft pinky terracotta example has the modern colours, which are far paler than older examples,  but is still a really softly toned rug around which other furnishings can connect and breathe.

From £450m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Silk and Wool on a Cotton Base
One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom: NW London NE 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.