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Bijar Bird kilim 2nd half 19th Century

Bijar Bird kilim 2nd half 19th

Size: 135cm(W) x 209cm(L) / 4'5"(W) x 6'10"(L)


Item Type: Kilim
Region: Bijar, West Persia

Date: Second half 19th century (1850 - 1899)

Condition: there is a small split developing in the bottom end (see "damage" detail), otherwise all original and in good condition

Structure: slit and interlocking tapestry

Materials: wool on cotton warps

Full Description: an aviary complete with 'pool' center medallion. Vegetal. Interesting that the birds include the roadrunner. Profuse use of eccentric wefting. An imaginative and entertaining kelim.

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