HALVAI BIJAR (BIDJAR)
9' 8" x 12' 10" Circa 1850
HALVAI BIJAR (Bidjar), Northwest Persian
9' 8" x 12' 10"
(High-Collectible) (“Fall/Winter 2019 Print Catalog”) This virtuoso, very early Halvai Bijar (Bidjar) is a majestic, High Collectible carpet with a mesmerizing centerpiece and virtuoso clarity of design that includes the astonishing border suite. The transition within its dramatic celestial blue reserve from aquamarine to sky blue and celadon reveals the masterful use of abrash, an intentional color-shifting technique practiced by 19th-century weavers. Throughout, the design is exquisitely harmonious, with a complete mastery of juxtaposed zones of light and dark. Quintessential examples of mid 19th century carpets convey a dignity and aesthetic sensibility that later pieces do not convey. Glowing with patina at over 170 years old, its very good condition relative to its age profoundly enhances its investment potential. Learn About This Rug Type