Elegant Vintage Turkish Bidjar Design Wagireh Sampler Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa date: Mid 20th Century – Hailed as three generation rugs, the Persian rugs from Bidjar are known for being of superior artistry and craftsmanship for many centuries. This wagireh sampler rug was created in the mid 20th century and presents an interesting perspective on a traditional design. Antique rugs from Bidjar, especially the samplers, are highly prized by rug collectors for their beautiful color combinations and tribal designs. Antique Bidjar rugs are suitable for a wide range of traditional and contemporary styles.
The unusual large scale partial garous design of this captivating vintage Turkish rug is the feature that draws the attention first. This gives it a distinctively modern feel, but there is more to this fascinating design. This design is a Wagireh, which is a portion of the design that serves as a pattern for a larger piece. The rug contains enough of the design to allow another weaver to follow it and expand it to create the entire piece.
Wagireh are generally smaller the size area rugs as they are used as strike offs to show what the custom rug will look like when completed. This one is larger than the typical Wagireh. These sampler rugs not only showed the design of the rug, but they demonstrated the what the end product will look like as far as its knot count, colors and and texture. They went beyond what could be shown on a paper pattern, which is one of the reasons why they were used back then and are still being used today when people want to order custom made area rugs.
This Wagireh has a complete border, which would lead you to believe that it was not intended to be an incomplete piece but that was meant to be used as a carpet as well as a pattern. This one has a beautiful, open design with brilliant colors and a garden theme. It will add a touch of nature to any room design.
The abstract elements of this vintage area rug make it a charming piece for a Midcentury Modern or retro-style room where it will serve as a contrast to streamlined minimalist pieces. You could also use it in a room of ultramodern furniture in the same way. Its tribal flavor and beautiful colors make it perfect for a Boho Chic design or a traditional room setting. It is an unusual piece that will add interest to any space in your home or office.