A Fine And Beautiful Pair of Antique Biblical Kerman Persian Pictorial Area Rugs, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 300, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – A traditional classification in Persian rugs, Kerman rugs hail from the namesake city and province in south central Iran. Antique Persian Kerman rugs are celebrated by collectors as being some of the most beauteous created, and they are versatile in their presentation, ranging from patterned masterpieces to tapestries that depict striking scenes. In these particular biblical rugs masterpiece, the viewer may observe a biblical scene where the iconic and powerful Jewish story, from the Old Testament bible, the book of genesis (chapter 9), of Abraham and the Sacrifice of Isaac. The turmoil is defined in the expressiveness on each subject’s face, and the grand use of limb gesture results in a more defining sense of realism and context, especially given the details of the clothes. Behind the subjects, trees and shrubs dot the backdrop, themselves the foreground to a majestic city in the distance.
In this scene we see that Abraham’s hand is stayed at the last moment by an angel / messenger from God, and so he sacrifices a ram in Isaac’s’ place. The Persian rug weaver portrayed movement and urgency through the position of the subjects. This is conveyed by using detailed facial expressions and the depiction of the garments on Abraham’s arm as well as the messenger’s feathered wings. Both Abraham and Isaac’s clothes are shown as modest and taciturn compared to that of the angels garb which are much brighter and seem to shimmer as if made from the finest silk.
The pictorial scenes of these finely woven higher quality area rugs are framed with budding florals. These flowers are endlessly winding their way about the perimeter of the masterpiece, but they do so without distracting from the story being told. The neutral beige background gives these Persian Kerman rugs a feel of a more barren landscape. That is offset by the occasional blossom of color in the flowers, petals and blooming trees, which refer to the tones shown on the messenger’s robe in these captivating antique area rugs.
In the far distance of these pictorial rugs, more mountains can be glimpsed that seem to be lit by a cooler blue glow – perhaps just the first few rays of the rising sun. All of the motifs in these antique Biblical area rugs, work in unison to create a telling and emotional story of conflict and resolution.
These small size rugs can easily be used as a wall hanging tapestries. That said, they could easily be incorporated as a decorative and artistic pieces for the floor as well. Regardless of how you choose to display these beautiful area rugs, they are sure to attract much love and attention in interior decor setting.
If you are looking to buy area rugs for your home or to enhance you collection, finding a pair would be hard enough. But fining a pair of highly artistic rugs, like these two, would be even more difficult.