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Antique Bidjar runner

Dated 1897
292 × 120 cm 9’6” x 3’11”
£6,750
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Description

A stunning and rare size antique Bidjar runner / long rug in excellent condition with a rare ivory background and beautiful floral design similar to designs we see on rugs from Karabagh region in the Caucasus.  This rug has been woven with the islamic date we seem to be able to read as 1314 which translates to 1897.  This date seems to be correct in terms of the feel of the rug, its weave and dye palette too are consistent with rugs from the late 19th century.

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 The weave has not woven the 2nd date symbol very well which is why it does not read clearly.  The condition is exceptional with a good pile throughout the rug and the original ends are secure too.  No old repairs and beautiful faded dyes and dye change.  A wonderful rug with a very pretty design!

Rugs from Bidjar are very tough due to their structure which consists of usually five weft threads, two are loose wool threads followed by one taut cotton thread, then a further two loose wool threads. These are tightly beaten together against the knots, creating an extremely tight, compact rug. They tend to be floral in design, with the ‘Herati’ fish design commonly used in the main field and border or the ‘Mina-Khani’ floral design all over as in this example.

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