Beautiful Small Size Antique Persian Bidjar Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This beautiful garden invites you to walk among its cypress trees and willows to find a place of rest and solitude. The spectacular use of color in this antique Persian Bidjar rug is one of the features that makes it stand out. It was created in Bidjar, Persia around the turn of the 20th century. Its small size makes it suitable to fit into a number of spaces as the perfect accent piece.
Cypress trees represent everlasting life and serenity in Persian garden design and artwork that depicts it. They stand tall and straight, reaching their leaves up to the heaven and providing structure and form to the space. Graceful weeping willow trees, with branches that rain downwards to the earth, are surrounded with flowers of many kinds in this exquisite garden space.
The colors of the antique Persian rug consist of a beautiful array of blues, salmons, ivory, browns, and greens. This adds to the primitive and tribal feel of the square size rug. The designs are carried out in their simplest form, which also adds the charm of this rustic design.
The antique rug is asymmetrical, as if the Weaver was telling a story from the bottom to the top. This gives it a personal quality that makes it expression of the artistic preferences of the Weaver. The designs do not continue to their completion at the top of the rug, including the borders. This lack of symmetry gives the rug a natural and informal ambiance, almost as if the weaver was creating the piece from memory, rather than being formally laid out and planned.
The colors of this small antique Persian Bidjar rug would complement any number of styles that need a piece that blends in with the natural world and gives it a rustic, organic feel. The traditional symbols used within this fascinating antique Oriental rug connect it to the people and place where it was created.