Bidjar Rugs (or Bijar): Bidjar is a town in Persian Kurdistan located in north-west Persia. The Bidjar name is also used to describe rugs produced in the many villages in the surrounding vicinity. The Bidjar is noted as being the stiffest carpet made; they are very heavy in relation to their size, and very thick and durable. All of the knots are symmetrical and the rows are beaten down during the weaving process producing a dense compact fabric. Given their thickness and construction Bidjar rugs can be difficult to fold. The many designs depict the Kurdish influence of the area and often floral and classical geometric motifs are employed as well as the use of large, whimsical medallion designs. The color palate is rich and jewel toned making the Bidjar a highly desirable rug sought after by designers.
Bidjar rugs, produced in Northwest Iran are among the finest of Persian rugs by virtue of their design and technique. They cannot be identified readily by their patterns, for their repertoire is quite rich and varied. They are distinguished by primarily by their weave, which is perhaps the densest and most durable of all oriental rugs. Bijar carpets were produced in a classical medallion format as well as in allover designs and pictorial or garden patterns. The quality of their wool is lustrous and soft, the drawing at times classically precise or wildly tribal. Some are attributable to Kurdish weavers living in the Bijar region.
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31 Rugs Found in Bidjar Rugs
This elegant antique Oriental Bijar was a pattern sampler rug or wagireh meant to be used as a guide for weaving a larger carpet.
Flourishing cloud bands and elaborate botanical motifs decorate this modern Bidjar-style sampler, which features a marvelous variety of curvilinear floral motifs.
Elegantly styled and beautifully colored, this modern Bidjar-style sampler depicts a lavish array of curvilinear botanical motifs and polychromatic vine scrolls.
This charming antique sampler created in Bidjar circa 1880 depicts an assortment of border motifs and minor guardbands enclosing a series of polychromatic shrubs.
Wagireh's or sampler's are becoming a new collecting field.
This comprehensive antique Persian Bidjar wagireh displays a rare assortment of border, field and guardband designs that offer a wealth of stylistic possibilities.
This artful antique Persian wagireh displays a dramatic partial arabesque with splayed calyces, ornamental floral sprays and strong colors characteristic of Bidjar.
Embodying a rustic village style, this antique Persian carpet sampler displays a marvelous collection of border and field designs punctuated by ornamental birds.
From the warm, robust colors to the sophisticated northwestern designs, this handsome antique Persian Bidjar carpet embodies the best traits of this regional style.
This lush antique Oriental Bijar long rug from Persia has a complex Herati pattern rendered within a lively, spontaneous drawing.
Flower chains and ornate garlands connect this all-over pattern and variation of traditional Bidjar rose designs.
Woven in a formal style, this outstanding Bijar carpet features a repeating vase pattern woven in a stunning red and indigo color scheme.
Woven in Bijar, this carpet features an archetypal rose pattern in an elegant all-over composition.
Arching saz leaves, Shah Abbasi palmettes and lush carnation blossoms adorn this stunning Persian Bidjar rug, forming an allover arabesque full of classic details.
A monumental compartment design defined by bold, beaded strapwork unfolds down the length of this one-of-a-kind Bidjar.
Spectacularly colored, this robust, hyper-saturated antique Kurdish rug depicts an extraordinary curvilinear arabesque linked by dramatic polychromatic vine scrolls.
This comely antique Persian Bidjar carpet features a splendid allover Mahi pattern with ruby-red tones and rose-blossom borders that have a queenly appearance.
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