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Antique Persian Rugs and Carpets - Entering the world of antique Persian rugs is a unique journey. Exploring this world reveals hidden histories and ancient traditions passed down for thousands of years and transported across cultures. In the antique Persian rug world, the mundane becomes the mysterious: flowers and geometric figures are imbued with deep symbolism, and colors and shape carry deep meaning. According to ancient traditions and beliefs, geometric figures and symbolic motifs protect the Persian rug's owner from evil and misfortune. In the case of tribal designs, such as geometric animals, people, and everyday objects, antique Persian rugs are a classic example of art imitating life and life imitating art, as the design-rich repertoire of Persian rug weavers continues to inspire artists and designers the world over.

With innumerable Persian designs and traditions developed and maintained by weavers in any one city or cultural group, limitless permutations are possible when regional designs and minute variations in techniques and materials are melded together. The rugs that were woven prior to the 1920's, from Persia, represent an unfathomable range of  rug patterns and styles with an enormous breadth of influence from semi-nomadic tribes to imperial weaving traditions established by the Safavid and Moughal / Mughal empires. The international trade of rugs established thousands of years ago has resulted in a fascinating interchange of designs between East and West. Although antique rugs are one-of-a-kind works of art and luxury design pieces that make a house feel like a comfortable home, each rug also contains a story that completes the intricate history of all rugs woven before and since. Just as a little side note, the term "Antique Persian Rugs" refers to those rugs that were made in modern day Iran so the term "Antique Iranian Rugs" is pretty much interchangeable.

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716 Rugs Found in Antique Persian Rugs

Antique Persian Kashan Rug 47227

Style: Antique Kashan Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 0 ft 10 in x 0 ft 11 in
          (0.25 m x 0.28 m)
This splendid antique pictorial Persian rug from Kashan depicts a naturalistic landscape scene with delightful nightingales perched in a graceful flowering tree.

Antique Suzani Embroidery 46133

Style: Suzani Textiles
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 0 ft 9 in x 1 ft
          (0.23 m x 0.3 m)
Created in Persia, this splendid antique Safavid textile depicts a stately arabesque bounded by formal strapwork details and enclosed by lavish floral borders.

Antique Persian Baluch Bag 46123

Style: Baluch Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft x 1 ft 5 in
          (0.3 m x 0.43 m)
Rows of long wooly fringes and intricate wolf's mouth symbols create a bold series of horizontal stripes that decorate this spectacular antique Baluch bag from Persia.

Antique Baluch Bag 46124

Style: Baluch Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 2 in x 1 ft 5 in
          (0.36 m x 0.43 m)
Created in Persia, this charming Baluch bag depicts a variety of ancient symbols surrounded by a row of bearded fringes embellished with brilliant white beads.

Antique Persian Baluch Bag 46122

Style: Baluch Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 1 in x 1 ft 5 in
          (0.33 m x 0.43 m)
Intricate protection symbols and textural decorations arranged in rows create a magnificent and culturally rich pattern that decorates this antique Baluch bag.

Persian Esfahan Rug 46053

Style: Isfahan / Esfahan Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 7 in x 1 ft 9 in
          (0.48 m x 0.53 m)
For novelty or serious sport, this delightful vintage Persian rug from Esfahan is the ultimate luxury game board designed for enjoying the king of strategy games.

Modern Gabbeh Persian Rug 46062

Style: New Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 1 ft 5 in x 1 ft 9 in
          (0.43 m x 0.53 m)
This modern incarnation of the classic Persian Gabbeh rug features a somber oceanic blue field embellished with abstract details and a tonal, textural abrash.

Persian Antique Textile 3137

Style: Antique Textiles
Origin: Iranian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 10 in x 1 ft 10 in
          (1.17 m x 0.56 m)

Antique Persian Senneh Rug 47229

Style: Senneh Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 1 ft 10 in
          (0.91 m x 0.56 m)
In form and detail, this handsome antique Persian rug is a dazzling representation of Senneh's style, which is revered for its richness and impeccable construction.

Antique Silk Tabriz Persian Rug 43388

Style: Antique Tabriz Rugs
Origin: Antique Persian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 1 ft 10 in
          (0.81 m x 0.56 m)
Using vibrant colors and brightly-dyed fringes, this still life carpet from the city of Tabriz features Persian hallmarks infused with European appeal.

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