Beautiful and Finely Woven Large Antique Persian Khorassan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Early 20th Century (around 1910) – A majestic design of spiraling vines and palmettes sprawls grandly across the deep blue field of this sumptuous antique Khorassan rug from Persia. The main spiraling vines, jewel-like in appearance, in this finely woven antique rug, emanate in vertical columns from a vase at the base of the composition. A much more finely scaled and proportioned vine scroll border frames the field, nicely balancing to its richness and monumentality.
From the heart of the old world Khorassan providence, this exquisite antique Persian rug embodies a traditional hand woven pattern with a lot of fine detail. The lovely soft coloration is quite calming and the intricately refined design patterns are visually striking, with many noteworthy features. The neutral, background color in the main border serves as a canvas for beautiful floral blossoms and vines.
As if framing a magnificent painting, a series of guard borders, varying in width, flank both sides of the main center border on each side. It clearly delineates an intricate field that is the true focal point of this beautiful Oriental rug. The primary blue color background features a clever and intricate pattern that may look amorphas at first glance. Upon closer examination, the theme and repeat become apparent as the iconic Persian vase design.
The colors of this beautiful antique Persian Khorassan rug provide yet another clue into the theme… with blue being an allusion to the afterlife and brown for fertility. When standing back and viewing this beautiful antique Khorassan rug as a whole, the blue rug color background, between the motifs, also creates several distinct floral rug design elements. All of the elements flow into each other, creating an extraordinarily harmonized image. The weaving and knotting is of the highest quality, typical of what one can expect from the rug weaving masters from what is the modern day country of Iran. Area rugs like this are so much more than the average antique carpet. This magnificent Persian antique Khorassan rug is a true show piece in composition, design and color.