Beautiful Antique Persian Kurdish Bidjar Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920 – Rugs of the Kurdish tribes of Bidjar have a beautiful and almost mystical quality that is steeped in thousands of years of tradition. This gorgeous piece was created around 1920 and has a primitive character that gives it an inherent connection to the natural world. The Kurds have a long history of carpet making that goes back several thousand years.
The Kurdish tribes occupy an area that includes Western Iran, Eastern Turkey, the Caucasus Mountains, and the mountains of Persian Azerbaijan. The groups known as Kurds have a varied lifestyle that includes nomadic culture and others who are modern-city dwellers. The designs and colors of Kurdish rugs are as beautiful and varied as the people themselves. This particular carpet is characteristic of designs the western Iran area near Bidjar.
This rug features a beautiful display of intense colors and lively traditional designs. The designs of Kurdish carpets were influenced by the area in which the particular group settled, or traveled. Kurdish designs are known for complex borders and the liberal use of blues, pinks, oranges, greens, and yellows. This creates a color palette that is saturated and a bit on the playful side. The result is spectacular, as this piece demonstrates.
Among the Kurdish tribes, carpet weaving is a family affair. Even the children participate and learn the craft from an early age. Sometimes, you can spot an area that looks as if it were woven by more unsteady and experienced hands. Then, more experienced hands took over once again. This unique characteristic of Kurdish rugs connects them to the traditions and people that created them. They are a piece of cultural heritage and a beautiful piece of artwork.
This magnificent antique rug has an earthy quality in its colors and design. It would be perfect for modern color palettes that include colors such as Living Coral, Bluebird, Red Pepper, and Golden Yellows. Its vibrant and lively feel would be perfect for a Boho chic room, or a room that needs a piece that has a global and well-traveled look.