Magnificent 17th Century Wide Hallway Persian Isfahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 17th Century – The Persian Isfahan flourished as a center of Persian culture from 1052 to 1722. It experienced its greatest achievements during the 16th and 17th century when it became the capital of Persia for the second time in history. This magnificent 17th century antique Persian Isfahan rug displays the artistry and skill of the craftsman during the glory days of this great Persian empire.
This wide hallway size rug has held up remarkably well for its age. The design is based on an overall pattern with a main border and secondary guard borders. The dark tones of the border highlight the brilliant red field. The design has horizontal and vertical symmetry with four flowers representing the center of this magnificent and rare early rug. This antique Persian rug lacks corner brackets and uses a repeating design that reverses at the center point of the antique rug.
It is getting increasingly more difficult and rare to find 17th century rugs. This trend will simply continue as more and more of these collectible rugs get acquired by private collectors and institutions. That is partially why this 17th century Persian Isfahan rug is sure to instantly become a a treasured antique for the serious rug collector and a conversation piece for sophisticated rug buyer.
This rug deserves to be placed in a space where it will be treasured for its history and the society that it represents. It may show its age in some areas, but this just adds to the character and the stories that this rug has to tell.
This antique wide hallway Persian Isfahan rug may have once adorned the grand rooms of palaces surrounded by enchanted walled gardens. Since its creation, this antique Isfahan rug has seen empires come and go and it is ready to bear witness to many more stories in the future for someone who has the right space to give it the place of honor that it deserves.