An Extremely Fine Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date:1920 – The cypress tree is one of the most popular designs used in Persian art. The cypress tree is an evergreen, which symbolizes everlasting life, similar to the tree of life design. Graceful cypress trees were used in formal garden designs, rising from the landscape to meet the heavens. They were often used to provide structure to the garden design and served as one of the most prominent feature elements.
This cypress tree design rug is was woven in Kerman, Persian in the 1920’s and uses the cypress tree as the feature design element. The design uses three cypress trees to highlight the symmetry of the design and to add formal structure and line. The trees are arranged in a triangle pattern that draws the eye upward.
This truly magnificent antique Persian Kerman rug uses beautiful earthy hues to accentuate the connection to a realistic natural garden setting. The borders of the antique Persian rug are arranged so that they are reminiscent of a garden wall. They borders frame the design nicely, but are also placed in a way that makes it appear as if the design extends beyond their edges.
This magnificently artistic antique rug boasts a precision that can only be achieved by a great master rug weaver. The beautiful array of sweeping floral motifs combined with the beautifully executed birds allows the mind to imagine and wander into this inviting garden scene. This make the antique Persian Kerman rug appear to be larger and take up more space within the room, making this a truly fascinating and unusual piece. This tranquil scene of this magnificent antique Persian Kerman rug sparks the imagination and transports you to an ancitreeent garden space of long ago in a far away distant land.