Antique Bidjar, Persia, late nineteenth centuryA grand ogival medallion with elaborate finials floats majestically within an abrashed blue-green open field on this stunning antique Bidjar. A quatrefoil of palmettes and leafy sprays fill the interior against a red ground with graphic gold edging. Golden spandrels filled with a lively vinescroll design complete the field, enclosed by a similar main border on a soft red ground. Reciprocal trefoil minor borders flank the main one, enhancing its framing effect against the spandrels, while an outer blue-green edge zone reprises the tonality open field. For color and graphic power, this Bidjar has no peer within its genre.
Style: Bidjar / Bijar
Size: 8. ft 08 in x 18 ft 02 in (2.64 m x 5.54 m)