Claremont Rug Company is pleased to present this beautifully rendered example of a “foreign flower” antique Halvai Bijar Persian Rug. Finding well-preserved examples of the Guli Farang (“foreign flower”) repeating cabbage flower pattern in Bijar rugs is quite rare, especially in larger room-sized Persian rugs such as this fine example. Originally purchased by the collectors from Claremont in the mid-1980s, we have not encountered such a finely detailed example of this style, nor such a beautiful one, since that time. Delicate vinery forms a graceful latticework on the rug’s deep indigo field, framing painstakingly detailed bouquets of roses in tones of cream and red with soft greenery. A subtle blue abrash behind the roses lends an almost 3-dimensional quality to the flowers, giving them more visual weight. This rug excels in its extraordinary fine craftsmanship, absolutely exquisite dye work and heavy pile condition, which combine to make it a true standout not only of its type, but among late 19th century Persian rugs as a whole.