KURDISH BIJAR CAMELHAIR
4' 8" x 8' 10" (142cm x 269cm) Circa 1900
$15,000, with 20% courtesy: $12,000
KURDISH BIJAR CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
4' 8" x 8' 10"
142cm x 269cm
Possessing an atmosphere that is at once tremendously powerful, yet graciously welcoming, this antique Kurdish Bijar rug offers a juxtaposed use of filled and open space is brilliantly conceived. This longer than area size shape (known as a kelege) has a wonderfully asymmetrical composition reducing a classical Bijar design to a more elemental medallion on an unadorned field format. This allows the jaw-dropping beauty of its pure, masterfully dyed resonant colors to showcase its naturally luminous camelhair expanse. Totally endearing, spontaneously devised rosettes that are playfully dispersed between a triad of irregularly drawn diamond medallions. Glittering paled turquoise spandrels hold differing abstract rainbow-toned flower medleys. Its nearly full pile condition ensures its usefulness on the floor for decades ahead.
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