Probably the heaviest and longest wearing of any handmade carpet, with a very firm and almost board like handle, they are produced in the town of Bijar and in lesser qualities in the surrounding villages in Persian Kurdistan. The best feature all wool construction with a compact and dense pile of high quality wool which takes dyes well, including an excellent dark blue and a warm copper red, along with green, lighter blues, and a natural ivory. Patterns maybe overall or medallion, the fields full decorated or open. The weave varies from medium to very fine in the Halvai quality. Prices and sizes range widely.