A Tribal 19th Century Beautiful Antique North West Persian Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1880 – This late 19th century rug is a truly magnificent tribal long and narrow hallway runner rug. This highly artistic Northwest Persian rug boasts a magnificent array of tribal rug designs and patterns that really come alive against the darker navy blue background color of this beautiful Persian runner rug. Persian rugs like this one are sure warm up and add a brilliant splash of soft saturated colors to any dark hallway.
Holding true to its tribal and nomadic roots, a slew of small geometric designs were sprinkled throughout the rug’s design. From he iconic harshang crab design motifs to protective rug design symbols, like the 8 pointed star design, the longer one spends time examining the subtle intricacies of this captivating Northwest Persian tribal rug, the more hidden treasures one will find embedded in the design.
One of the facinating aspects of this Northwest Persian rug is the fact that it does not have a main wide border. As one can see, it was woven with two narrow borders that flank the main field. These two narrow encompassing borders provide the perfect compliment to this tribal Northwest Persian runner rug – in both design and color. The colors of these borders were carefully picked, and as a result, they create a wonderful sense of balance and continuity.
The scale of the tribal design pattern in the field is quite large compared to the overall size of this antique tribal Northwest Persian runner rug. This larger scale approach to rendering the design pattern is also indicative of the roots of this beautiful tribal jewel tone rug. These patterns will also result in a visual affect that will make your hallway seem bigger and wider than it actually is.
While this early 19th century tribal Northwest Persian runner rug is over 100 years old, its artistic vigor only seems to enhance with age. Area rugs as magnificent as this are a testament to rug artist who created them. These rugs are ideal for people who are buying area rugs for their home and love the tribal look and feel.