Bidjar (Bijar) rugs are robust and dirt-resistant. This small town in western Iran is inhabited by Kurds. Bidjar carpet are often very strong and compact, which makes them extremly durable. The name Bidjar denotes the meaning of durability to many carpet specialists. The weavers use their heavy comb, made of metal and wood, to beat the weft and the knots, so that the pile almost stands up. The surface of the pile therefore, becomes very compact, which prevents gravel and other small particles to be pressed into the carpet. The carpets are made with Turkish knots and are generally red and blue with beige elements.
The Persian carpets from Bijar are available in almost all sizes. Their high knot density of up to 600,000 knots shows the high effort involved in production. Because their designs are often restrained and unobtrusive, they can be used in many environments.
The Kurdish town looks back on a long tradition of carpet weaving. The most common pattern is the Herati (also called fish pattern), but also medallions and floral motifs occur. Bidjar carpets are manufactured in most sizes, from zaronim (150×100 cm) and larger sizes. They have a sober elegance and fit in most environments. Their durability makes the carpets very suitable for public environments.