Beautiful Antique Persian Floral Isfahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1930 – This magnificent Isfahan carpet from the 1930s has a regal feel. The colors are rich and saturated. The design is intricate that indicates a fine weave and quality craftsmanship. Isfahan an important weaving center and at the heart of the Persian arts during the time of Shah Abbas in the 16th century. Isfahan has a continual history of producing some of the most sophisticated carpets in terms of aesthetics and patterns that require an exceptional level of skill. Except for a short time of civil strife, their place at the top of the carpet weaving art has remained consistent.
One thing that stands out about antique carpets from Isfahan is that they were heavily influenced by the other arts such as calligraphy and mosaic work. This is because Isfahan was home to many different artists who were advanced in many different mediums. They were some of the first to introduce delicate floral patterns and some of the more refined classical antique carpet designs. This carpet demonstrates the level of skill in technique and design for which Isfahan was known. Isfahan weavers also had access to some of the finest wools and materials for their beautiful creations.
Today’s interior designers have a continuing love affair with antique Persian carpets. This one has a formal feel and could easily serve as the foundation for a formal dining room or living room. The deep maroons are a popular color in this year’s design palette.
This rug could easily set the stage for a Boudoir-style bedroom or a more elegant setting. The design is reminiscent of a flower garden, or perhaps one of the splendid reflecting pools that graced the entrances of Safavid palaces. This is a wonderful piece to add a touch of elegance, whether your home is a studio or grand estate.