Antique Plolonaise Rugs and Early Persian Carpets

Antique Plolonaise Rugs – Embellished with threads in precious metals, antique Polonaise rugs are among the most elegant and lavish of the court productions made under the Safavid dynasty in Iran during the seventeenth century. Large numbers of these antique rugs were exported to Poland where they were highly prized by the aristocracy at a time of enormous political power and wealth.

Some Plolonaise rugs were even custom made with the heraldic devices of specific Polish noble families. All this led to the erroneous opinion that these carpets were actually made in Poland, which is nowadays discredited. The soft golden coloration of the antique Polonaise rugs and carpets, supremely delicate drawing and additional detail in gold and silver make the Polonaise rug a masterpiece of bygone grandeur that is still usable as a decorative carpet today.

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View our current collection of 17th century Persian Polonaise rugs below:

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