Elegant Grandeur of Traditional Persian Bijar (Bidjar) Rug Ideally Complements Passageway in Mountain Estate
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This image is from a whole home project in a massive lakeside family compound in the High Sierras. The exquisite coloration and graceful contours of a quintessential 19th Persian Bijar (Bidjar) carpet are immediately compatible within this luxurious high-mountain residence, which draws heavily on European influences in its architecture and antique furnishings. As would be expected in a grand Old World estate, the showpiece home includes numerous antique Persian carpets in the styles most avidly coveted by affluent English, French, German and Swiss buyers during the 19th century. It is easy to see why such carpets remain so popular in grand homes: the 140-year-old Bijar (Bidjar) rug brings a poised compositional balance and genteel appreciation of natural color that supports the elegant stonework, paneling and porcelain on display, while also adding its own entirely unique aesthetic contribution.
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