Bibi-kabad Persian Rug
Dimensions | 4'6" × 6'6"
Origin | Iran
Type | Hand-Knotted / Single-Wefted
Pile Material | Wool
Foundation Material | Cotton
Condition: Good - Has mostly even pile with signs of wear to the fringe and one corner. Beautiful colors and design.
Bibikabad is another rug producing village, which is representative of the larger Hamadan rug-weaving region of Iran.
The village of Bibikabad, meaning “grandmother’s village”, is in Hamadan Province in northwestern Iran. Bibikabad rugs have been well-known for over a century, and since the early 20th century, have been produced for sale to the rug markets of the world. Bibikabads are made of thick & high-quality wool, are of high quality workmanship, and are very durable. They are single-wefted, using the Turkish knot (symmetrical), with a cotton foundation. They are known for having an over-all design, which usually uses a Herati motif, and is quite intricate. Often they have one or several large medallions, surrounded by designs throughout the field. Small hooked boteh designs are often used. Coloring involves the use of a red or dark blue field, with ivory, green and blue highlights – Their coloration is often quite vibrant. Bibikabad carpet and rug sizes range from small to very large room sizes. - William Clymer III.
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