Bidgoneh, Bidgeneh, Bitgoneh, Bitganeh
(Generally very tough and durable carpets)
Bidgoneh carpets originate from the same area as Goltug carpets. They are in many ways comparable, but the Bidgoneh carpets are more finely knotted and you do not see as many on the market. Læs om Goltug her:
Goltug, Gholtogh, Koltuk, Koltug
North-east of Bidjar is the town of Goltug.
The carpets are knotted by resident Kurds. In the 1970s, these carpets did not have a great reputation and the quality level was too low. Luckily, this has changed, and you can now find some lovely, rustic and durable carpets on the market. The carpets are in the mid-price range, where you get a lot of quality for the money. The patterns consist of hexagons and the Herati pattern as well as small stylised animals and flowers. The warp and weft threads are cotton, the Ghiordes knot is used and the knot density is between 14,000-28,000 knots per ft2. The colours are usually a mix of natural and synthetic dyes., In the 1990s, there were many Goltug carpets on the market. This is no longer the case.
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 Bitkoneh carpets underneath.