Beautiful and Tribal Early 19th Century Tribal Northwest Persian Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – This early 19th century Northwest Persian rug features a beautiful rendered tribal Mina Khani design. The tribal rug design pattern elements in this beautiful piece really come alive against the darker blue background color of this beautiful Persian runner rug. This is the kind of Persian rug that will warm up and add a brilliant splash of soft saturated colors to any dark hallway.
At first glance, the rug seems to be perfectly mirrored in every direction. But holding true to its tribal and nomadic roots, a slew of small geometric designs were sprinkled throughout the rug’s design. From animal motifs to protective design symbols, the longer one spends time examining the subtle intricacies of this Oriental rug, the more of these patter will he or she discover.
The wide and open encompassing border provides the perfect compliment to this tribal Northwest Persian runner rug. The colors of this border were carefully picked, and as a result, they create a wonderful sense of balance and continuity. The main wider border displays a series of floral motifs that are interconnected to each other through one continuous vine scroll.
The scale of the floral Mina Khani pattern in the field is quite large compared to the overall size of this antique tribal Northwest Persian runner rug. This larger scale approach to rendering the design is also indicative of the roots of this beautiful tribal rug. These patterns will also result in a visual affect that will make your hallway seem bigger and wider than it actually is.
While this early 19th century tribal Northwest Persian runner rug is over 100 years old, its artistic vigor only seems to enhance with age. This is a testament to rug artist who created this magnificent antique runner run.