Antique Tribal Persian Bidjar Carpet 47494
Antique Bidjar rugs from Northern Persia boast a distinction that no other style of antique rug may boast: they are among the densest and tightly woven of all Oriental carpets. This fetching Bidjar features the traditional weave, and a traditional design.
Antique Bidjar Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: 1880 – A series of three striking stacked medallions, alternating black and red, are the central focus of this enchanting antique Persian rug of the Bidjar style. While it is difficult to identify a Persian carpet based solely on its design – Bidjar rugs are known to boast an especially wide range of designs with no one style predominant – a trained eye can spot the distinct, thick weave of a Bidjar. This example is certainly representative of the Bidjar tendency to weave dense, heavy rugs, and is a wonderful testament to the mastery of craft achieved by the finest Bidjar weavers. Woven in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, this fetching antique rug is further characterized by a unique palet of dark colors and earth tones, a range of colors that is only interrupted by the central medallion of crimson. Tantalizingly asymmetrical and irregular in all the right places, this Bidjar is a top example of tribal aesthetics. The overall impression left by this antique tribal Persian carpet is one of contemplation, and of the timeless beauty of traditional artworks.