Animal Motif Antique Persian Khorassan Rug 44624
Woven in the mid 19th century, this antique rug from Khorassan features a formal medallion flanked by a juxtaposed parade of exotic and mythological animals.
Antique Animal Motif Persian Khorassan Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Mid 19th Century – Representing the imperial elegance of Persian city carpets, this outstanding pictorial rug features an exquisite combination of floral details and stylized animals that are framed by narrow guard-bands and multiple sets of borders. Classic turtle and vine-scroll borders decorated with poly-chromatic saz leaf motifs and crimson turtles frame the field along with secondary boteh-motif borders flanked by narrow guard-bands. Horses, camels, elephants, leopards, dragons, fish, hares and peacocks with ornate tail feathers decorate the field, including animals rooted in mythology and reality. The hunting scene continues in the burgundy spandrels although the central medallion with extended pendants and ogival cartouches features Herati-leaf patterns, floral arabesques and exclusively botanical designs.