Stunning Small Durable Antique Tribal Harshang Design Persian Bidjar Area Rug, Country of origin: Persian Rugs, Circa date: 1900 – This is a gorgeous and rare tribal rug from the Bidjar area around 1900. Bidjar is an area that is known for producing rugs that are soft and durable. One of the qualities that makes this one so special is that the central medallion contains the Harshang or “crab” motif.
Rugs with the crab motif are highly sought-after by collectors and designers. The crab is a mysterious creature that represents many ideals in cultures throughout the world. Its physical appearance and connection with the currents and tides tie it to the moon cycles. It is a symbol of rebirth and renewal. The hard shell and fierce pincers represent protection and defense.
The harshang design is thought to have originated in Persia and spread throughout the region. The crab design is abstract and visually interesting. This one is created with brilliant, high-contrast colors that make it stand out. This rug is a beautiful piece for the collector or someone who wants to add a classic Persian rug to their decor.
Persian rugs pair well with traditional or classical furniture designs. This one adds bold color and a striking design that will make a statement. Today, Persian rugs are used to add color and contrast to contemporary room designs. Even minimalists are adding a touch of energy to their designs.
This rug is an unusual piece that is rare on the open market. It is small enough to mount and hang as a piece of wall art or to be used as a focal point in a vignette. Any way you choose to use it, it will spark conversation with its harshang design and fascinating tribal appeal. If you would like further information about this or any of the other fine rugs in our collection, feel free to contact our professionals.