Antique Bidjar Rug 17 x 13 ft Blue Red Hand Knotted Wool
Design: Traditional Mahi Bidjar Rug from the Kurdish region
Size: 17.1 x 13.4 ft / 520 x 315 cm
Condition: Excellent full pile, perfect
Age: ca. 100 - 120 years
Antique Bidjar rug Halwai oversized blue wool hand knotted 17.1 x 10.3 ft / 520 x 315 cm
Oversize Exquisite Antique Bidjar
A rare and beautiful Bidjar carpet. It is very large and in fantastic condition. All-over the carpet the fine and natural dyed wool pile is evenly high, no worn areas, holes or tears. All four sides are in original condition, the edges and fringes are still original. The lower end has a Kilim border which is also still original. The rug is very heavy, approximately 100 kg / 200 lb.
Exclusive interior design rug, hand-knotted wool. The rug was made using fine wool and vibrant natural dyed colors.
Design: Medaillon Bidjar
Exact size: 17.1 x 10.3 ft
Materials: wool (kurkwool)
Production method: hand-knotted
Colors: Blue, Red, Beige
Condition: Excellent. Original fringe and kilim ends, original selvedge in perfect condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
Age: Antique, made 1920/30
The size is suitable for a large dining room with table up to 18 people, a living room or a representative conference room / office.
Care: normal vacuum cleaner, if necessary professional carpet washing, no dry cleaning.
Rug Pad mat: Recommended - you will find suitable Rug Pad mat HERE
The manufacture of rugs by knotting is thousands of years old. Knots are tied into vertically tensioned warp threads and then stabilized in the fabric by one or more horizontally woven weft threads. The fibers sticking out at the top are called pile. Different knot types are used depending on the manufacturing region. A knotted rug gets its durability through the pile.
Determine the knot density of a knotted carpet
In countries with the metric system, the knot density of a carpet is usually given in knots per m². Count the knots in the sides of a 1 x 1 cm square. So 3 x 3 knots per cm² result in 9 knots or 5 x 5 knots 25 knots per cm², 10 x 10 knots correspond to 100 knots per cm². These numbers are multiplied by a factor of 10,000. This factor results from 100 cm x 100 cm to convert from one cm² to one m². Correspondingly, a carpet with 3 x 3 knots per cm² has 90,000 knots m², 5 x 5 knots equals 250,000 knots per m² or 10 x 10 knots corresponds to 1,000,000 knots m².. Countries with Imperial and US customary measurement systems usually use knots per square inch (KPSI).
Knot density as a quality criterion
With new carpets, the knot density is an important quality criterion, as it says a lot about the working time required to manufacture the carpet. For example, if one compares the production time of a 7 x 7 knot rug and an 8 x 8 knot square inch rug, it hardly appears different when looking at the back of a rug. However, there is a clear difference in the calculation. The carpet with 7 x 7 knots has 49 knots, the 8 x 8 carpet 64 knots. This corresponds to an additional working time of around 33%, which flows into the manufacturing costs as wages.