This beautiful carpet is from Bijar. High quality of Bijar carpets has gained it an international reputation. The characteristic weft technique used in the Bijar area has led to the term 'Bijar-structure' to describe the use of a single weft shoot, thick and tautly stretched after every row of knots. The strong tension of the weft pulls the warps into two layers, giving the carpet great rigidity. Bijar carpets are counted among the best oriental carpets for everyday use with an extremely tough and rigid handle.
Herati pattern is a very common repeat field design consisting of a flower centered in a diamond with curving lancolate leaves located outside the diamond and parallel to each side. There are many versions of this design in different shapes and dimensions. Some refer to this design as a fish design because of the resemblance of the inner shapes to a fish.