Antique Bidjar Carpet, Persia, 1900 — This magnificent Bidjar rug features a marvelous interplay of deep oranges, neutral cream, and deep blue interspersed with striking flourishes of brighter color. Once hailed as the Iron Rugs of Iran, the heft of Bidjar carpets ensure longevity while maintaining the singular beauty of antique Persian textiles. The rug begins with a thin golden frame and narrow border patterned with delicate, colorful renderings of blossoms. A border patterned with bold renderings of the traditional scarab motif follow; the bold multicolored designs are particularly vivid against the sunset-colored background. A second, contrasting frame featuring the delicate blossom motif frames the dark and lovely heart of this singular piece. A deep blue background provides stunning contrast to bright oranges and deep sunset colors. Striking designs rendered in bright color ring the structured geometry of the medallion at the carpet’s center. Traditional tribal motifs depicting dogs, rosettes, and tribesman decorate the background, imbuing the piece with culturally significant symbolism. Bright, rich, and full of depth, this magnificent antique carpet ensures a sophisticated statement steeped in history and deeper meaning.