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Antique Bidjar rug

Circa 1890
220 × 140 cm 7’2” x 4’7”


A lovely late 19th century antique Bidjar rug.  A slightly un-usual design with large repeating medallions throughout the field.  If you look at other Bidjar rugs – (see the related items at the bottom of this page) you’ll see the far more common repeating ‘Herati’ design. The colours here are also exquisite,  with a great deal of green and soft blue throughout the field.  The ground colour is a striking dark indigo blue with a contrasting madder (terracotta) border.

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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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