Beautiful Wide Hallway Antique Tribal Persian Qashqai Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 This aw -inspiring tribal antique Persian rug from the Gashgai people inspires a deep connection with the earth, yet still has a formal feel. This magnificent Persian Qashqai rug uses reds, blues, yellows, browns, greens and ivory to create a magnificent runner rug that reminds one of a colorful garden with layered borders. The design of the this beautiful antique tribal Persian Qashqai runner rug treats the borders as a component that is equally as important as the field. The focus of the antique rug is not on the central design but extends to the layered borders framing it.
The field of this antique Oriental rug is an allover design with a figure known as the paisley boteh. This antique tribal Persian Qashqai runner rug pays a tribute to this ancient design symbol that can represent life or the concept of eternity. Many variations of this symbol are found throughout different cultures around the world and it has been used in Persian art and architecture for thousands of years. It is commonly known as the paisley in Western culture. The word boteh refers to a bush, bramble, or shrub. It can also represent a flower bud or cluster of leaves when used in a repeating pattern, as in this Persian rug. The use of the symbol strengthens the connections of this Persian Qashqai to the earth and the natural world of the people who created it.
This antique tribal rug does not have a line of symmetry that can be distinguished. The multiple frames create a sense of balance with the center design. The boteh all face the same direction vertically, making the Persian runner directional. The placement of the motifs and the use of borders and corners to highlight them creates a sense of order and balance. The antique tribal Persian Qashqai runner rug does now show a high level of detail, adding to the rustic feel of the rug. This rug would make an excellent addition to any home decor without being overpowering.