Antique Persian Bidjar Sampler Rug 47379
This artful antique Persian wagireh displays a dramatic partial arabesque with splayed calyces, ornamental floral sprays and strong colors characteristic of Bidjar.
Antique Persian Bidjar Sampler Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Final Quarter of the 19th Century – Crafted with style, grace and robust colors, this exemplary antique Persian sampler captures the stately masculine appearance of Bidjar along with the region’s iconic calyx-based arabesques. This splendid wagireh displays a partial repeat of a grand arabesque defined by strong directional stems, quirky palmettes and magnificent recurving calyces with sharp linear features and distinctive cerise hues. These grand motifs are set against a dark midnight blue ground and surrounded by a lively assortment of floral sprays, including clove pink carnations, asters with bulbous stems and stylized flower clusters that display distinctive colors and ornamental features. This brilliant antique rug is an artful study that allows the weaver and designer to experiment with form, composition and color and to select the ideal combination of these decorative traits.