Beautiful Fine Antique Persian Kerman Cypress Tree Gallery Rug 46637
Crafted in the early 19th century, this antique Kerman rug depicts soulful colors and regal Safavid-style decorations that have an evocative, powerful presence.
Quite Fine and Beautiful Long and Narrow Gallery Size Antique Persian Kerman Cypress Tree Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – Antique Persian Kerman rugs are highly prized for their wide range of designs, broad color palettes and extremely fine weave quality area rugs. The Kerman weaving centers have a tradition that dates back to the 16th century when they made the famous court carpets of the Persian empire. Just looking at this example, it is easy to understand why the pieces from Kerman are considered to be some of the most beautiful rugs in the world.
This outstanding antique Kerman rug displays a superb Cypress tree design executed in a regal selection of clear, saturated colors that give the dramatic decorations a patrician Safavid appearance. Charming Bolbol design nightingales facing graceful flower-laden shrubs are juxtaposed against captivating cypress trees design that show the similarity between these auspicious symbols.
Immensely detailed botanical motifs and sinuous vine scrolls create a beautifully meandering repeating pattern that is offset by the saturated ruby-red field. Crenellated fence outer borders, densely decorated guard bands and lush Persian blue borders filled with scarlet rosettes play off of the richly nuanced jewel-tone color palette and romantic symbolism of the ‘Gol-o-Bolbol’ archetype that appears throughout pre-Safavid art and literature.
Gallery size rugs are quite rare and most were originally custom ordered rugs. But to find antique rugs that are as beautiful, finely woven and artistic as this example is even more rare. If you are looking to buy area rugs and are on the hunt for rarer long and narrow and less common or typical area rug sizes, this antique cypress three design Kerman rug would be a phenomenal option. It would be especially exiting for those among us who love and appreciate area rugs that are a bit more unique and exciting.