Babaheydar, Babaheidar, Baba-Heydar
In this area, you also find the small town of Babaheydar. Here, carpets are knotted that are closely related to the Bakhtiar carpets. The shape is a bit more geometric and they can sometimes be knotted rather coarsely. 80,000-160,000 knots per m2 is very common. On the other hand, they are knotted from incredibly good quality wool, which is almost always coloured with natural dyes. These are very charming carpets that are durable when used.
Read more about the provinces of Char-Har-Mahal and Baktiari here:
Char-Har-Mahal og Baktiari-provinsen
The Char-Har-Mahal and Bakhtiar area borders Luristan to the west and Hamadan and Arak to the north, while to the east you can find the town of Isfahan and to the south the Kashgai area. Nomads and villagers knot sturdy, durable carpets in this area. The nomads use horizontal looms, while the villagers use vertical looms. The carpets from the different families in the various towns each have their own individual haracteristics. Unfortunately, some of these characteristics are disappearing because carpet production has gradually become more standardised.
You are reading an extract from the book ‘Oriental Carpets, Knottet with Love’ by Martin Munkholm.
This extensive book about all that is carpets can be borrowed in Danish libraries or be bought following this link: http://www.belle-rugs.dk/dk/ekspertise/taeppebog/
The book is published by Muusmann Forlag.
For more info: muusmann-forlag.dk
You can find our selection of Babaheidar carpets underneath.