Antique Caucasian Collectibles / Bidjov
Typically seen with navy blue backgrounds, antique Bidjov Kuba rugs seem to have their design antecedents in the Caucasian “Dragon Carpets” of the 18th century (or earlier). Bidjov rugs tend to feature a fine and dense (by the standards of antique Caucasian rugs) weave, with blue selvedges and braided warps at the ends. Early examples tend to feature natural dyes and, as is typical for Caucasian rugs, synthetic dyes began to appear more regularly in weaving's post 1900 or 1910. Bidjov rugs are comparatively rare and are both collectible and very decorative in a setting that calls for a dramatic artistic presence on the floor or displayed on a wall.