Antique Persian Bidjar Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Late 19th Century – This marvelous Bidjar Wagireh or sampler carpet created circa 1880 features an exquisite repeating pattern of elaborate polychromatic shrubs with colorful blossoms and angular foliage that are set over a somber midnight blue background. The obscure field is enclosed by lightly colored borders that add levity to the conglomerate composition. The borders feature a medley of ornate vine-scrolls, including broad palmettes with strong outlines and delicate vine-scrolls with soft green tendrils and meandering extensions. Oxidized Persian blue minor borders punctuated with delicate salmon and amber blossoms create a final enclosure that completes the elaborate composition. The spectacular repeating shrubs featured in the field are bound with horizontal end pieces featuring a classic reciprocating vine-scroll pattern outlined with somber accents.