Project Description

4.1 x 6.8 Antique Bidjar Rug, Herati Design, Northwest Persia, Circa 1910

This antique Bidjar rug from northwest Persia’s Kurdistan Province falls into the moderate to mid price category. However, I personally find it to be very appealing for a number of reasons. It is woven on a wool foundation and is in outstanding condition. The colors are saturated but reflect more of an earth tone palette, with pale yellow in the spandrels, ample use of green and sky blue, and a field color that goes more toward terra cotta, where many antique Bidjar rugs tend toward more of a primary color palette.

The terra cotta color field of this Bidjar rug contains a navy blue, multi-point medallion with sky blue Anchor pendants. Ivory/pale yellow and navy blue spandrels and a brick red Turtle design border frame the field.

This antique Bidjar rug retains much of the original chain stitch end finish.

Antique Bidjar rugs are known as The Iron Rug Of Persia. This example, with excellent wool quality and thick pile, is suitable for a high traffic area.

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