This is the best quality Bidjar you could ever find, it is an absolutely a masterpiece this rug has no damage or repair, it is 50 years old and has never been used. It is made from wool over cotton with very tight knots. Perhaps the toughest and most durable rug on the face of the earth, the Bidjar does more than just look pretty. Kurdish people in Northwestern Iran in the town of Bidjar make these hand-woven Persian rugs. Bijars are highly esteemed for their pile thickness, structural strength, and great weight. They are often imitated but never duplicated because no other region uses the wet loom technique that the particular makers of this rug use. The wet loom technique is constantly keeping the wool, warp, and weft wet during the long process of weaving, so the materials temporarily shrink to allow tighter weaving, then expand when the rug is complete and dry to make the piece very dense and strong.