One of a kind Vintage Persian Bijar Rug from the 1940s


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Semi-Antique Persian Bijar Rug

Origin: Iran/Persian
Design: Kurdish Bijar
Pile: Wool
Size: 4-8 x 7-2
Age: Semi-Antique (1940-50s) 

Design Considerations

Long acclaimed for their durability as the "Iron rug of Iran," Bijar rugs will wear for many years comfortably in heavy traffic with their depressed warp construction. Woven in Northwestern Iran in the province of Kurdistan, Kurdish weavers are fearlessly innovative in design and color have an extensive range of stunning design and color combinations. 

Condition: Pile short. Some curling at selvedges. 

Notes: Professionally cleaned to standards set by accredited ARCS (Association of Rug Care Specialists) member. 

Older ~75 years old 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 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.

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