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Persian Bidjar Rug, Origin: Persia – This carpet from the famed village of Bidjar showcases a superlative arabesque with allover extreme curvilinear decorations that represent a compilation of classical motifs inspired by Persia’s great weaving centers. The cosmopolitan arabesque displays a collection of sensuous vinescrolls arranged in a flamboyant allover-style pattern. Recurving tendrils with stylized calyces meander across the obscure blue ground linking large-scale palmettes, carnations and feathered leaflets with polychromatic accents. These intricate motifs are enhanced by vivid hues of crimson, navy color and ivory juxtaposed against the deep, dark ground. Lavish crimson main borders filled with graceful turtle motifs provide a subtle northwest Persian influence while maintaining the curvilinear city-style form that gives this vintage Bidjar rug such a geometric appearance and a level of elegance associated with the golden age of Persian art.