Antique Bijar Oriental Rug

Northwest Persian
3ft 8in x 19ft 0in
3rd Quarter, 19th Century

This antique Halvai Bijar Persian rug is one of the most expertly crafted, sophisticated 19th century Bijar runners we have encountered. In superb, heavy pile condition, this outstanding antique Persian runner offers a skillfully crafted, classical carpet pattern that brought fame to its weavers whose long formal rugs graced European castle halls for centuries. Its breathtaking field design, known as the Herati pattern, produces a refined liveliness through a time-softened, elegant palette of hues. The wide main carpet border of this atypically long 18ft antique runner creates a august frame showcasing the Shah Abbas pattern first seen in antique Oriental carpets crafted in the 16th century.