Antique handmade oversize rug No. 61427 Bijar, ca. 1890 Iran 27.2 x 15.0 feet
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||Bijar, ca. 1890
||27.2 x 15.0 ft
(warp and weft):
||geometric / medallion
||red / rosť / navy / light blue
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This Bijar Garous is in excellent condition despite its age.
More about the provenance Bijar, ca. 1890 | Iran
The provenance is Bijar, North West of Iran. Bijar rugs are mainly knotted by Kurds who are the main population of Bijar (in the province of Kermanshah). Bijar carpets are known to be the most solid and high quality Oriental carpets.
This Bijar, ca. 1890 has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.