Antique Persian Shawl 43794

Size: 4 ft 6 in x 9 ft 2 in (1.37 m x 2.79 m)Print

Woven with varying shades of sienna-red and brown, this dramatic shawl rug features curves reminiscent of traditional botehs supported by a series of architectural details.

Antique Persian Shawl, Origin: Persia, Circa: Early 20th Century – Here is something truly remarkable – an antique shawl, woven in Persia in the years around the turn of the twentieth century. In addition to boasting one of the oldest and finest rug weaving traditions anywhere in the world, Persia may also lay claim to some truly exceptional shawls. These unique and practical weavings are culturally important items, and brilliantly showcase some of the more important and nuanced design ideas and aesthetic concepts that were prevalent during the time and in the places where they were woven. This dazzling shawl rug features intricately-detailed scrolling patterns with sweeping, lines, accentuated curves and ornate flourishes. Emanating from a dark central medallion, this Persian shawl rug features architectural pendants that become part of the patterned field and background of intertwining scrolls. The borders incorporate an interesting pattern of ogival arches and palmettes that emanate from the inner guard band. A charming example, this antique Persian shawl is an alluring and compelling composition that beautifully communicates some of the finer points of the Persian weaving tradition. 

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