Breathtaking and Extremely Primitive and Tribal Antique Northwest Persian Runner Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This antique Northwest Persian rug is a remarkable work of textile art. This particular antique runner rug stands out from many other Persian rugs because of its expertly rendered tribal design and rich and contrasting colors that we usually expect to see is antique Caucasian rugs or even Turkish rugs. As seen in the image, this antique tribal rug retains bold and vivid colors including alluring shades of rusty red, green, blue, amber and beige.
From a distance, this magnificent tribal antique Northwest Persian runner rug appears beautifully balanced and evenly proportioned, but upon closer examination subtle primitive secrets can be discovered. Some shapes, patterns, and designs, though repeated artistically, are not always symmetrical. Some of the more geometric figures are ordered very evenly and precisely while others seem to be distributed in an almost random fashion.
The borders are boldly decorated with connected, repeating patterns. The main inside field is reminiscent of a tapestry with many intricate and intriguing design elements. Some figures touch and some overlap while others seem to have been inserted to fill a space and thus achieve balance and uniformity. The imagery displayed in this remarkable tribal antique Northwest Persian runner rug tells a story that is mysterious and subject to the interpretation of the beholder.
This antique Oriental rug features an abundance of 8 pointed stars, geometric designs, large palm fronds or feather like shapes arranged in a repeated X pattern. Also featured is a solitary geometric humanoid figure, a single eye and what appear to be multiple ducks in a row. A lopsided, six-pointed star is intriguing just because it is there. Multiple X figures and S shapes are featured symmetrically but some are also scattered.
The attention to detail and the fine workmanship of this tribal antique Northwest Persian runner rug is appreciated by examining it closely. Hundreds of hours of painstaking labor were undoubtedly invested to craft this one of a kind masterpiece. The beautiful irregularities and slight discrepancies testify to the unique design and handmade origin of this magnificently artistic antique rug.