Persian Antique Khorassan Rug 41778
A fine scatter of small flowers and cloudbands creates a fine lacy mesh across the pale blue ground of this elegant antique Khorassan carpet from Persia.
Persian Antique Antique Khorassan Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – From the heart of the old world Khourassan providence, this exquisite antique Persian rug embodies a traditional hand-weaving pattern with a lot of fine detail. The lovely soft coloration is quite calming and the intricate design patterns are visually striking, with many noteworthy features. The neutral, background color in the main border serves as a canvas for beautiful floral blossoms. Arabic lettering that bears the weavers signature appears below a flowing script at the top center.
As if framing a magnificent painting, three small guard borders, varying in width, flank both sides of the main center border on each side. It clearly delineates an orate field that is the true focal point of this beautiful Oriental rug. The light blue primary background color features a clever and intricate pattern that may look random at first glance. Upon closer examination, the theme and repeat become apparent as the tree of life pattern starts to appear.
The Tree of Life rug design is artfully displayed in a mute beige, on which richly colored motifs spring to life. In symbolizing the direct path from earth to heaven, the branches feature a variety of floral images and medallions. Taken together, the motifs are thought to represent youth, purity, spirituality, and rebirth. The repeat occurs in a varied pattern of two main images, interspersed into a row of three.
The colors of this beautiful antique Persian Khorassan rug provide yet another clue into the theme… with blue being an allusion to the afterlife and brown for fertility. When standing back and viewing this beautiful antique Khorassan rug as a whole, the blue rug color background, between the motifs, also creates several distinct floral rug design elements. All of the elements flow into each other, creating an extraordinarily harmonized image. The weaving and knotting is of the highest quality, typical of what one can expect from the rug weaving masters from what is the modern day country of Iran. So much more than the average antique carpet, this magnificent Persian antique Khorassan rug is a true show piece in composition, design and color.