Bijar lies in the Kurdistan region of northwestern Iran. The carpets produced here are renowned for their fine quality and dense wool structure. The weft threads of each carpet are tautly stretched and compressed after every row of knots, providing them with great rigidity and strong tension. Despite being a small town, with approx. 10,000 inhabitants, Bijar has a rich history of carpet production, creating a variety of sizes for many centuries. Rectalinear medallion designs are common, as are floral patterns and Herati (fish) motifs, with silk sometimes providing highlights. An array of harmonious colours are used, although dark blues and strong reds predominate, with brown, yellow and ivory colours accented. Bijar carpets have a hard, dense pile clipped medium to high and are counted amongst the best for everyday use due to their appealing design and excellent construction.
Synonymous with fine quality and expert detailing, Taghavi rugs are amongst the most sought after of all carpets created in the Kurdistan region and contain a far greater attention to detail than typically found in Bijar rugs. With a finer articulation in the borderwork, continuation of corner palmettes and highlights of silk, the name Taghavi has become as highly esteemed as that of master weavers, Golizadeh of Heriz and Habibian of Nain. A small and subtle signature, usually rendered in pink tones, can be found in the border of these rugs, which are sometimes knotted atop silk foundations with densities of up to 80 raj, quality rivalling the finest of Isfahan output. We strongly recommend a visit to our Vancouver Showroom to experience the incredible detail and workmanship of Taghavi Bijar rugs.