Pictorial Rugs and Antique Carpets With Scenic Patterns

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Pictorial Rugs - Rugs pictorial or scenic designs portray specific people, times, or places. They can depict the a traditional hunt like this fantastic Agra, a simple portrait, or a myriad of animals and people like in this exquisite 17th century Esfahan from Persia. Tapestries are also often pictorial and vary tremendously. This example, a 17th Century Tapestry, shows the heraldic symbols of a Spanish admiral. In addition to being very collectible, these types of pieces are often decorative. However they are designed they are always robust and full of life as if the scene is unfolding before your very eyes.

Pictorial rugs are some of the most over-the-top examples of the artistry, talent and determination needed to design and construct a fine, everlasting carpet. From antique tapestries to lavish hunting rugs, these pictorial rugs pay homage to history, people and important events. Pictorial Persian carpets have been traditionally produced in Kashan, Isfahan, Tabriz and cities where the great master weavers worked. Indian and Persian hunting rugs are excellent examples of pictorial rugs and scenic carpets that depict countless animals, horsemen and animated predators set among a lush, forested background. Portraits of dignitaries, important officials and high-ranking people are also found in antique pictorial rugs. With the same token, weavers also choose to illustrate important scenes from history and literature. Pastoral landscape scenes and geographic illustrations of particular places are also found in some prestigious pictorial rugs. Even tribal weavers depict people and animals, but they do this in a much more simplified and abstract manner.

In many ways, pictorial and scenic carpets feature a more detailed and specific composition that is similar to traditional works of art and breaks away from the ambiguity of allover rug patterns filled with lush vinescrolls. Fine antique European tapestries that feature formal compositions and gilded frames resemble classical paintings and works of art more closely while other pictorial rugs are more abstract and open to interpretation. Due to their rarity, quality and execution, antique pictorial rugs are coveted representations of the varied art of carpet weaving.

86 Rugs Found in Scenic and Pictorial Rugs

Antique Silk Tabriz Persian Rug 43388

Antique Silk Tabriz Persian Rug 43388 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

2 ft 8 in x 1 ft 10 in (0.81 m x 0.56 m)

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Antique French Tapestry Rug 425

Antique French Tapestry Rug 425 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Tapestries

1 ft 5 in x 2 ft 1 in (0.43 m x 0.63 m)

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Antique French Aubusson Tapestry 43910

Antique English Tapestry Rug 43910 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Tapestries

5 ft 8 in x 2 ft 3 in (1.73 m x 0.69 m)

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Vintage Colombian Embroidery 46453

Vintage Needlepoint Colombian Rug 46453 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Colombian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

2 ft 1 in x 2 ft 3 in (0.63 m x 0.69 m)

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Antique Persian Tabriz Rug 42058

Antique Tabriz Persian Rug 42058 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

2 ft x 2 ft 4 in (0.61 m x 0.71 m)

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Antique Indian Textile 41493

Antique Indian Textile 41493 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Indian Rugs »
Style: Handwoven Rugs

2 ft 2 in x 2 ft 6 in (0.66 m x 0.76 m)

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Antique Persian Kashan Rug 46406

Antique Persian Kashan Rug 46406 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kashan Rugs

1 ft 7 in x 2 ft 9 in (0.48 m x 0.84 m)

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Modern Seahorse Turkish Rug 46067

Modern Underwater Rug 46067 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: New Rugs

2 ft 1 in x 3 ft (0.63 m x 0.91 m)

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Modern Turkish Rug 46070

Modern Turkish Rug 46070 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: New Rugs

2 ft x 3 ft (0.61 m x 0.91 m)

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Vintage Persian Qashqai Lion Rug 47557

Vintage Qashqai Lion Rug 47557 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

5 ft x 3 ft (1.52 m x 0.91 m)

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Antique Kerman Persian Rug 43906

Antique Kerman Persian Rug #43906 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

2 ft 2 in x 3 ft 3 in (0.66 m x 0.99 m)

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Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561

Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

6 ft x 3 ft 6 in (1.83 m x 1.07 m)

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Antique French Tapestry Rug 463

Antique French Tapestry Rug 463 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Tapestries

3 ft 2 in x 3 ft 8 in (0.97 m x 1.12 m)

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Antique English Tapestry Rug 868

Antique English Tapestry Rug 868 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: English Rugs »
Style: Tapestries

1 ft 8 in x 3 ft 10 in (0.51 m x 1.17 m)

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Antique Persian Tabriz Rug 43915

Antique Tabriz Persian Rug 43915 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

3 ft x 4 ft 3 in (0.91 m x 1.3 m)

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Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug 48120

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug by Ege Art 48120 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

6 ft 8 in x 4 ft 7 in (2.03 m x 1.4 m)

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Antique Persian Qashqai Rug 47676

Antique Persian Qashqai Rug 47676 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Qashqai Rugs

3 ft 5 in x 4 ft 8 in (1.04 m x 1.42 m)

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Antique French Tapestry Dog Rug 2069

Antique French Tapestry Rug 2069 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Tapestries

3 ft 7 in x 4 ft 11 in (1.09 m x 1.5 m)

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Antique Hooked American Rug 1888

Antique Hooked American Rug 1888 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Hooked Rugs

3 ft 1 in x 5 ft (0.94 m x 1.52 m)

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Jean Lurcat Vintage Tapestry, 48486

Signed Vintage Jean Lurcat Tapestry, 48486 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Textiles

7 ft 4 in x 5 ft (2.24 m x 1.52 m)

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