M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
RARE ANTIQUE BIJAR SUMAK with LONG KELIM ENDINGS
Persia c 1900
A rare and fine rug, and of excellent quality and fine weave (flatweave),
original long kelim endings; wool warp and weft,
woven with horizontal alternating wide bands of 'cruciform' calyx medallions,
and narrow bands of flower calyxes (of 'crab form'),
divided by smaller border bands
Bijar (Bidjar) rugs are well known for their superb craftsmanship and durability.
Bijar Soumack rugs are quite rare.
This example is quite worthy of wall display.
Those from the 20th century are on a cotton foundation, as opposed to this wool foundation.
The 'cruciform' motif is often used on Shashavan soumak flatweaves.
Condition: Excellent with a few minor repairs; very little sign of wear
4'10" x 3'6"
Price : Please Inquire
Shown with :
Large Manganese & Yellow Delft Multi-Lobed Dish
England, c1680-1700, Painted in manganese and yellow
George III Brass Tobacco Box & Pipe Carrier
England c1790, with three compartments
Early George III Diminutive Chest of Drawers with Brushing Slide,
Original brasses and surfaces
Also See :
Rare Caucasian Verneh Sumack Carpet, c1880
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