Kurdish Bidjar Rug, Persia, Circa 1900 - This charming antique Kurdish Bidjar rug features a formal rectilinear medallion decorated with a crimson octofoil and delightful small-scale floral motifs. Splendid golden-yellow and white outlines define the edges of the grand palmettes, rectilinear brackets and enigmatic tribal devices. Crenellated fence borders outlined with golden-yellow details create a symbolic enclosure that highlights the simplistic floral motifs featured within the ornate borders. The broadly spaced palmettes, rectilinear grid and decorative spandrels highlight the deeply saturated and subtly abrashed crimson field. Created by Kurdish weavers circa 1900, this quirky Bidjar carpet features a beautiful melding of tribal patterns and traditional Persian motifs that create an elegant, well-defined facade.