Magnificent And Extremely Fine Antique Persian Court Pictorial Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – It is not difficult to imagine yourself in this scene from the court of one of the rulers of the great Persian Empire. This fascinating 19th century Persian Kerman rug is the product of a Persian master rug weaver who made sure to pay attention to even the smallest of details.
In this extremely fine pictorial rug, the ruling king sits in the center of the Persian rug with his advisers and staff at his side. The hunting scene border is comprised of Safavid soldiers on horses who are in the midst of the chance. These beautifully rendered soldiers, that are charging around the borders, seem to also have the job of protecting the delicacies of court life in the central design.
Court life was an important subject for painters, rug weavers and is a recognizable subject that we see in other types of textiles and art forms. Many of the court life scenes depict an important moment in the history and / or life of that specific ruler.
The two navy blue guard borders contain trees and other elements of the natural world. The trees and wavy vine scrolls in the guard borders of this breathtaking Persian court pictorial Kerman rug, are used to introduce a feel of symmetry and balance since this beautiful art rug is not symmetrical at all.
The color palette is simple but combines in such a way to provide exquisite detail and depth to the pictorial elements. The artist used shading to make the details of the figures stand out… such as the shading that indicates pleats on the garments that the advisers are wearing.
This antique Persian Court pictorial Kerman rug stands out as a unique piece of textile art. It is the kind of piece that deserves a special place in the home or office.
This takes away the imagination gives you a glimpse of Persian court life. It will add the same opulence and grandeur to any space where you choose to place it.
It is a piece of Persian Oriental rug history that anyone would be proud to own and cherish. While this piece could be used as a antique Tapestry rug, it could just as easily be used as a magnificently decorative area rug for the floor.