Village and Commercial Rugs from Iran
19th Century, Wool pile
106.7 x 122 cm (42 x 48 in.)
Marc Feldman Collection
As with the two large northwest Persian carpets in this section, this smaller rug was produced by Kurdish weavers, in this case, from the town of Bijar. Bijar rugs are known for their durability and stiffness from the thick “packing wefts” run at intervals across the warp during the weaving process. Here, the rugged harshang (crab) motif is included in the design, which is also seen in one of the large northwest Persian carpets.