What are Borchelou Rugs?
Not to be confused with the Caucasian Bordjalou, Bourchelou rugs are a type of Persian rug woven in the Hamedan region of Iran. As with other types of Hamedans, Borchelou rugs utilize the Hamedan weave.
Designs in Borchelou Rugs
Borchelou rugs typically feature floral patterns with a single central medallion. Medallions are typically curvilinear.
Colors in Borchelou Rugs
These rugs follow a similar color theme to other types of Hamedan rugs with several more highlight colors. Red, Blue and Ivory are common ground colors with many bright highlight colors including yellow, green, pink, and more.
Structure of Borchelou Rugs
They are woven with wool pile on a cotton foundation. Like other Hamedan rugs the weave is woven with a single weft between rows of Turkish knots. The pile is of medium height and the wool used for the pile is usually soft with a nice sheen.
These rugs usually come in a variety of runner sizes and small scatter rug sizes.
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