The Bidjar kilims from the Kurdish part of Western Persia, are famous for their tenacity and occasionally for their very temperamental character.
In the case of the present kilim, this is more than obvious. The female weaver has used plain undyed wool of various shades for the ground, on which she has placed a lobbed medallion, just because she wanted to be different from all others. This sole design motif is flanked by a “sea like” horizontal band, for which she has used indigo in dark and light tones. The thin border is covered with a linear simplification of the classical motif “fleur-de-lis”, adding extra power to the free of ornaments plain ground.
Its charm is based on the “less is more” concept, through which simplicity can be interpreted into strong personality.
This wonderful late 19th century kilim, which is in perfect condition since it has always been used as a wall hanging, is apparently “one of a kind” piece, fit to belong in any serious collection of kilim lovers.