Bidjar Rug

Bidjar rug
western Persia
circa 1920
Size: 173 x 143 cm

This is not an rare small 16th century medallion Ushak but an inspired copy.
It is still quite amazing that a village woman from western Persia would have seen such a rare carpet from western Turkey one hundred or so years ago.
She has probably found an attractive example in a book. Even that would be rare.
It is copied in detail in terms of both colour and design.
A predominantly Kurdish township in western Persia, Bidjar has had a long association with rug making.
Bidjar carpets are of typically robust construction where the foundation of depressed woollen warps and wefts are densely packed to give the carpets a ‘stiff’ handle.