Fine Antique Khorassan Persian Area Rug 71736
Fine Antique Khorassan Persian Area Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1910 – Khorassan lies in an area of Northwestern Iran known for a long tradition of weaving extremely high quality fine area rugs. The antique Persian Khorassan rugs are known for their wide range of color palettes and exceptional level of artistry. This one was created around 1910 and has a few distinct characteristics that make it stand out.
The first thing you will notice about this floral antique rug is its gorgeous and free flowing design arranged in symmetrical medallions. It offers a unique variation of the traditional medallion designs that one usually sees in this area. It has formal elements, including a medallion, pendants, corners, and complex borders but is created with traditional tribal floral designs.
The design of the rug is large-scale, and the background is solid to highlight the floral elements and make them stand out. The symbols used in traditional Persian rugs have special meanings that go back hundreds of years. The most prominent designs in this rug are the willow trees. In Persian culture, the willow tree stands for immortality in the afterlife and divine power.
Persian art often honors the natural world and man’s connection to nature. Throughout the design, you will see blossoms that stand for new beginnings and new life, lotus, palmettes, roses, and others. The hyacinth is another prominent design that stands for regeneration. You will also see renditions of the tree of life, which represents a direct path from Earth to heaven. These symbols make this rug a fascinating piece that will give the room special character and connect to ancient traditions that date back centuries.
The antique rugs from Khorassan are known for their soft, luxurious wool that is also strong and durable. The colors of these magnificent area rugs are often vivid reds, rusts, earthy browns, and soft blue highlights. This one features a dark, rich palette that adds a sense of elegance and warmth to the space. This antique Persian Khorassan rug is an exquisite piece for a traditional room design or as a classic addition to a modern one. This is a beautiful and more traditional area rug that will be treasured for many years to come.