Oversized Vintage Persian Bidjar Rug (size adjusted) BB0688
Oversized Vintage Persian Bidjar Rug (size adjusted) Description:
A late 19th century Persian Bidjar carpet, the black field with a bold overall dramatic lattice of staggered rows of polychrome fleurons and palmettes, within a red turtle-palmette and vinery border.
Antique Bijar carpets have an unusual feature that few other antique area rugs can claim. The heavy, densely-packed wool pile is so tight that it cannot lay down. Because the fibers are constantly held erect, when you step on the rug, it has a cushioned feel that is incredibly luxurious to walk on.
For those of whom sensuousness is important, this is a unique and compelling feature. This extremely tight weave of Bijar Antique Persian rugs also makes them exceptionally strong and durable. Robust and resilient enough to be used in heavily trafficked areas, it is known as the 'Iron Rug' of Persia. Newer Bijar large modern area rugs, sad to say, do not offer this same unique level of cushioning or durability.