Beautiful Antique Tribal Northwest Persian Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – Simplicity in design and contrast are used to create a uniquely tribal design in this Northwest Persian rug. The design of the antique Persian rug pays more attention to the borders than the field design of this antique runner rug. Although this technique is not uncommon in nomadic and tribal rugs, it strays from the conventional design that features a central medallion or an impactful field design as the main attraction.
The primitive design of this antique tribal Northwest Persian runner rug uses a series of small overall triangle designs for the field. Set against a dark charcoal colored background, the uniform triangles, seem to almost disappear and blend into the background. This affect further highlights the distinct and larger scale patterns that we see in the border designs.
The symmetry of this Persian village industry rug is only apparent when comparing the border design. The horizontal symmetry is apparent, but the fine detail of the Persian rug designs makes it difficult to distinguish vertical symmetry, giving it the appearance of added length.
The high contrast of the darker colors, reds and ivories is tempered with earthy browns and naturalistic greens. Each of the border motifs appears to be a unique combination of colors, with may occasionally repeat. The color combinations in the border appear to be random.
Some of the shapes with the same colors are placed side by side, while at other times the combination only appears once. The design is allowed to develop on its own without a strictly controlled sense of structure found in many rug types and styles.
This antique tribal Northwest Persian runner rug is a warm and inviting tribal piece that is visually fascinating as well. Dues to its grounding and earthy feel, this antique rug will go with any home decor that needs a unique and artistic longer hallway rug.