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Bidjar rug

Late 19th C
Persia
DESCRIPTION:

Bidjar carpets are renowned for their thick and sturdy weave. Despite this construction, great Bidjars preserve a distinct sense of elegance by combining saturated color with delicate drawing. This spectacular over-sized Bidjar blends two classic Persian field treatments: both a central medallion within framed corner-pieces, as well as an all-over floral design that employs alternating palmettes and various floral elements known as the 'harshang' pattern. Both the large scale of this piece and the skill of the weaver allow for this pairing. Multi-colored blossoms, rosettes, and palmettes are drawn against the distinct terra cotta madder of the medallion and corner-pieces, as similar ornament is traced against the narrow contours of the deep indigo field. Framing the piece is a classic Bidjar border drawing: linked Persian palmettes. Interestingly, the field is inscribed in four places around the contours of the medallion with the phrase 'moborak,' meaning 'congratulations' or 'blessings.' Such an inscription indicates that this piece was woven as a very special commission for the domestic Persian market, rather than for export.

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WIDTH:
10' 9"
LENGTH:
14' 7"
RUG ID:
17872
PRICE:
SOLD


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