Magnificent Small Scatter Size Black Colored Background Hunting Scene Vintage Persian Silk Qum Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – This glorious vintage Persian silk Qum rug features a magnificent hunting scene that is reminiscent of the iconic Safavid period rugs. Detailed depictions of hunters and archers on horseback encircle an entrapment of deer, which forms the nucleus of the vintage Persian carpet’s design, and delicate strands with floral imagery frame the wild conglomeration of hunters and animals.
The hunting scene design is set against velvety black color. This provides a fantastic backdrop on which the figures of horses, deer, birds, and humans are so majestically juxtaposed and illuminated with striking clarity. In the border of this beautiful small scatter size rug, we see deer, birds and even rabbits happy prancing around and going about their daily routines. Their playfully prancing postures cause them to appear content and carefree and creates an idyllic innocent scene where the trees and flowers grow with stunning vivacity.
In the main inner field of this vintage Persian silk rug, is where the hunting action takes place. The tension between the hunters and the their pray is powerfully expressed. Here, the playful prancing deer in the border are replaced by a more frantic depiction of the same. Here we see the animals with limbs spread out, hiding behind flowers, heads tilted to the sky and mouths are opened as if to allow a billowing cry in a last ditch effort to escape the hunters inevitable clutches.
The strong, majestic hunting horses in this breathtaking silk rug appear to be furiously dashing about. These beautifully drawn out horses match the ferocity of the hunters on their backs, who draw back their arrows and swords with widely sweeping gestures.
This brilliant tension between peace and war, fight and flight, flora and fauna and serenity and danger culminates in the complex formation in the very center of the vintage rug. In this mesmerizing array, the bodies of several deer appear to be heaped on top of one another. The powerful ferocity of the entire illustration within this vintage Persian silk Qum rug, is completed with this subtle depiction of their impending demise.
This breathtaking vintage Persian silk Qum rug is an excitingly artistic example of tribal and somewhat savage beauty. It is the type of Oriental rug that will add a powerful and mysterious mood to any interior design setting.