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Northwest Persian Antique Carpet
6' 0" x 10' 10" (183cm x 330cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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BIJAR CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
6' 0" x 10' 10"
183cm x 330cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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This 170-year-old stunning representative of Bijar at its finest is an enrapturing offering, with its expansive and rare camelhair center and signature combination of stateliness and village-inspired artistry. A stepped, lower-filled medallion brings immediate surprise, expanding horizontally into indented niches of an interior aquamarine border that links to the corner pieces, creating a restful sense of an island floating on water. The side decoration of this border with its blossom-filled compartments is unique to the style, adding much charm, while the spandrels are more evocative of pale pink rose blossoms and undulating, dragon-like vinery. The daffodil and rosette main bit order is an Azerbaijan creation often seen in early Bakshaish. Here it is exquisitely chiseled; the entire border suite, including the outer crenelated edging, invests this piece with an inimitable dignity and formality. Extraordinarily sturdy, it is the perfect artistic enhancement to grace a well-traveled area.
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