Antique Persian Bidjar Sampler Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Final Quarter of the 19th Century – Created to illustrate the potential and variations in designs, colors and compositional features, this antique Bidjar Wagireh showcases an overwhelming collection of designs and colorways that would be more than enough to create a complete carpet. Crenellated fence borders that exhibit variable colors and subtle stylistic differences encircle the diverse composition, which displays archetypal flower-and-vine-scroll borders with pastel pinks and dark masculine colors. This collection of traditional borders includes delicate strap work guard bands with several variations that complement the varied field designs. Camel spandrels with abrashed details frame the potential field patterns, which include a marvelous medallion and pendant duo, a richly detailed arabesque with crisp white outlines and a monochromatic blue field with a tidal abrash. Repeating shrubs with unidirectional flower heads complete this thorough sampler and color chart.