Beautiful And Extremely Decorative Antique Neutral Earth Tone Color Persian Khorassan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This antique Persian Khorassan rug features an allover design pattern that has both vertical and horizontal symmetry. The symmetry plays well into the refined floral design pattern of the Persian rug because it helps to emphasize the delicate and intricate details that are present in the different decorative zones or sections. There are larger scale repeating design elements that make up the overall pattern in the central field. Within each one of these larger scale patterns, we see a series of smaller and magnificently rendered details.
As we look closer, this beautiful antique rug reveals more and more intricate details. The smaller details are floral inspired, and this feel is carries into the larger pattern elements as well.
The larger scale blue colored design elements have an organic shape to them. This combination of color and design perfectly ties them in with the overall floral theme of the Oriental rug itself. The natural earth tone colors used throughout the background compliment the organic feel of the antique carpet. It also offers the perfect background to juxtapose with the stunning blue tones of the large scale elements.
The classically designed wide border of the rug features multiple decorative zones within itself. The decorations are also floral which which creates a continuity and feel of balance. Even the thinnest stripes of the border contain delicate organic details, making this earth tone color Persian Khorassan rug stand out as a magnificently decorative rug that is a shooting as it is artistic.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the design are the striations of color or Abrash – as they are refereed to in the rug industry. While we know that these magnificent abrashes occur naturally over time, due to the different carpet dye lots that were used when this piece was first made, they so perfect that they look as if they were carefully designed.