Bandi Carpet Design
Joined articulate or Bandi means that a small piece (article or articulation) of the design is repeated longitudinally and transversally all through the carpet. Since at any repetition, these pieces (articles) are joined to each other, this design is called “Bandi” (articulate).
One of the most known Bandi designs is Panel (Square):
The field of the panel carpet in this design is divided by some lateral panels and the carpet looks like a chessboard. Compartment or Square design refers to forth elements of life: the wind, the earth, the fire, the water. According by conceptual meaning we can put separate motif in each square and say something mentally by the shape. The tree of life which is the symbol of eternality is one among those. This design which is originally from Bakhtiari area, is appreciated also by the craftsmen of Tabriz, Qom and Birjand and it is one of the popular Iranian carpet.