Bidjar carpet, $880

Bidjar carpet
from western Persia
early 20th century
Size: 350 x 300 cm

List Price: $. 1,320
Sale price: $. 880

A predominantly Kurdish township in western Persia, Bidjar has had a long association with rug making. Even though many large carpets were made here and in the surrounding villages, cartoons were not used. Bidjar carpets are of typically robust construction where the foundation warps and wefts are densely packed to give the carpets a ‘stiff’ handle.