Modern "Gerus" Persian Bijar


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"Gerus" Persian Bijar


Origin: Iran/Persian
Design: Kurdish/Bijar "Gerus"
Pile: Wool on cotton
Size: 3'11 x 5'7"
Dyes: Vegetal
Age: ~30yrs old

Design Considerations:

Superior quality Kurdish Persian Bijar. All Vegetal Dyed. Recent Production: last 30 years. In excellent condition. About 300kpsi. Wool pile on cotton foundation. Notes: Professionally cleaned by accredited ARCS (Association of Rug Care Specialists) member, Renaissance Rug Cleaning to their exacting standards. 

Stunning recent production of vegetal dyed Kurdish Persian Bijar. Referred to as "the Iron rug of Iran" by experts and within the trade, the weave construction of Bijar makes them one of the most long lasting of all handmade rugs. Legendarily durable, woven with offset sinous and cable wefts and tightly combed down during the weaving process, Bijar rugs are made to last and make a wonderful, worry free option for the most demanding areas in the home, be it the entry way, under dining table or in a highly trafficked family room. After decades in the home, old Bijars show little appreciable signs of wear, still perform and present beautifully. Tiresome eye-rolling cliches aside, many are heirlooms, in the truest sense, and passed on within families. For one lucky enough to inherit one, often all that is needed is a cleaning. 

One of the great authorities on rugs, Murray Eiland said, "If we were to designate a fifth major category of oriental rug, there would be convincing arguments that Kurdish weavers are an entity in themselves... Nevertheless, judging by by the variety of patterns and techniques, by their large output for probably many centuries, and by the quality of their best pieces, the Kurds should certainly rank among the most imaginative and prolific of weavers."

With the punctuating effusiveness and dramatic combination of motifs and colors, well made Kurdish Bijar rugs are among the most stunning. Drawing from a vast range of influences such as Caucasian rug designs and classic Persian workshop designs, Kurdish weavers have an uncanny ability to borrow, re-interpret and create a level of drama and distinctiveness that well reflects the incredible array of quality production of rugs produced in Iran during the heyday of production from 1875-1941.

Gerus design is a Kurdish intrepreted design that appear to have orignated from the Gerus tribal area near Bijar where the secondary court design elements of winding tendrils, arabesques, or islimis are given center stage as the dominant design element with the floral motif elements stepping aside.

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