Collecting & Connoisseurship

KURDISH BIJAR TREE OF LIFE, Northwest Persian, 4′ 1″ x 6′ 5″, Circa 1900

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Claremont Rug Company is pleased to present our newest addition to the Featured Arrivals collection, a bold a vibrant Persian Bijar carpet. It is incredibly rare to find the prized “Tree of Life” design in such excellent heavy pile condition, executed with such dazzling sensitivity to color. The softly glowing terracotta ground seems lit from within, bringing incandescent energy to mint green, aquamarine, deep ochre and walnut accent tones. Rather than being selectively used accent hues, these colors actually comprise the majority of this rug’s joyous palette! Rhythmic abrash subtly provides the perfect foil to the bold, graphic symbolism of the central Tree of Life devices that proceed with casual symmetry along the full reserve, each weeping willow or flame-like cypress motif creatively deconstructed to its most essential forms. Its Kurdish weavers from the outskirts of the town of Bijar have incorporated a great amount of energetic movement into this iteration of the Tree of Life design, introducing a great variety in the border flowers, as if each blossom is drawn anew.


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