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Antique Bidjar rug

Circa 1900
266 × 135 cm 8’8” x 4’5”


Woven with a natural wool ivory border, rich terracotta dyes and deep blues, a wonderful tribal Bidjar long rug.  The famous ‘Herati’ design is the pattern we see in the main field, which consists of two stylised leaves around a flower.  In the 16th century this used to be two fish swimming around a water-lily.  Fabulous richly coloured antique kelleh long rug, professionally washed and supplied with our sturdy anti-slip rug underlay. In very good original condition, over 120 years old and these rugs are known for their durability and great colour.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire the UK & Europe by appointment.  Please request a home visit to see this beautiful antique Bidjar rug in-situ.

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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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