Paisley heaven! This is a long and unique antique carpet on a midnight blue ground. Persian Bidjar rugs are quite distinct.
They are known by collectors and rug enthusiasts for their uniqueness, strength of construction and highly stylist impact. Hand knotted with heavy wool foundation and excellent material, it is easily separated from other carpets. When the weaver tied each row of knots (most likely female) she also added an extra weft and literally pounded down the knots. This resulted in a super durable rug that is able to take on a few centuries of heavy duty use.
This antique Bidjar of 120+ years in age was reduced (cut to custom size) at some point in its life. You can see the professional reduction in the middle. Thus, it went from wide rug, to a not so wide rug! It has some wear on the rug as well, and a small part of the border, it has been secured from the underside to keep the integrity of this beautiful rug and heirloom going. We're extending this at a super low rate to be adopted into its next chapter of life.