as the iron rug for it's almost coarse sturdiness, the bijar is as close
to indestructable as you will find. Mostly these rugs are woven by Kurdish
weavers, and medallion designs are common. The most identifiable characteristic
is in the actual structure, where a single weft is pulled after every
row of knots. It is this design structure that gives bijar's their unique
The pictures really
don't do this rug justice. When I first came into this piece, I knew
very little about bijars, and was shocked at how the edges wanted to
roll under themselves.
More importantly, there is almost a silky irredescent quality to this
rug, particularly in the medallion. This is something that you can only
see, when looking at certain angles but there is a turquoise that jumps
out. Overall it's an incredibly soft quality rug, albeit only a little
guy (2'3" by 3'). I've kept it by the side of my bed, so that it's
the first thing my feet touch when I get up in the morning. For this,
it is a perfect match.