Bidjar Rug, Persia, Early 20th Century - Here is a truly wonderful antique Oriental rug – a Bidjar piece made in Persia some time during the early years of the twentieth century. This rug represents something genuinely special, and is a testament to the artisans who produced it. A lovely piece, this rug possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors and experts, and would bring beauty and sophistication to any home. Produced in Bidjar, this carpet is woven with a series of staggered, rose-filled cameos set over a dark ground surrounded by Shah Abbas-style borders and floral guardbands. In addition to traditional elements, weavers incorporated boldly-shaded petals and architectural scrollwork cameos with an ivory ground over a contrasting slate-blue field. Simply put, this rug is a remarkable piece of work. A gorgeous and masterful design and composition combine to make this rug something more than a decorative piece: they combine to make it a veritable work of art.