5.8 x 7.9 New, Hand Woven Persian Bidjar Rug, Afshan Design
Hand woven utilizing natural dyes and hand spun wool, this fine Bidjar rug features the classic Afshan design and is from the contemporary Oriental rug production we consider to be the best in the world.
The Afshan design has an ostensible similarity to the Harshang design. However, the Afshan design generally has motifs of smaller proportions and tends to feature the flowers with two open petals flanking a small palmette; whereas the Harshang design tends to feature larger and perhaps more varied palmettes and flower heads.
In the Bidjar example featured here, the Afshan design is rendered in smaller scale on a navy blue field. A brick red “Turtle” border frames the field.
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