Seventeenth Century Esfahan Persian Rug 47081
Size: 5 ft 10 in x 13 ft 8 in (1.78 m x 4.17 m)Print
Evocative of Persia’s great Safavid dynasty, this romantic 17th century Esfahan carpet features a quintessential vase design rendered in oxidized gem tones.
Esfahan Rug, Persia, Seventeenth Century – This tremendous antique 17th century Esfahan rug is a regal, majestic work of art adorned with lavish decorations that evoke the elegance of Safavid Persia and possess the patrician style that was quickly adopted in the West. Flourishing vinescrolls, colorful Shah Abbasi palmettes and arching sickle leaves with contrasting shading create a mesmerizing allover vase pattern enclosed by grounded Safavid-style borders. This elegant frame features flaming palmettes and embracing sickle leaves linked by sinuous vinescrolls that embody the refinement and sophistication of these classical designs, which fit a universal standard of elegance. The beautifully drawn botanical motifs feature delicate thread-width outlines and a rich palette of oxidized gem tones, including regal mulberry red, aurum ochres, clear blues and obscure midnight tones that have been repeated in contemporary carpets and textiles for more than three centuries.