HALVAI BIJAR (Bidjar), Northwest Persian
9' 4" x 14' 11"
(Connoisseur-Caliber) (Featured in catalog Vol. 28, No. 1, p.13) Antique Bijar (Bidjar) carpets enjoy a long established reputation for being stately, ingenious rugs of incomparable durability. This first-caliber, 19th century example offers a sculpted “Garden of Paradise” field pattern, remarkably rendered in aged jewel tones highlighted by a glowing scarlet red, the signature color of this style. A virtuoso horizontal medallion seems to float majestically above the artfully stylized arbor that surrounds it. Exquisite cobalt to sapphire blue ennobles grand cornerpieces with tremendous vitality, heightened by their enigmatic, continually deconstructed latticework vinery. Learn About This Rug Type