Bidjar rug, $3,300

Bidjar rug
from western Persia
circa 1900
Size: 207 x 145 cm

List price: $. 5,500
Sale price: $. 3,300

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. Elegant central medallion designs are typical.