Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet 48340

This Week’s Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet 48340

Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet — Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how we’d style this week’s selection, check out our Wednesday Wishlist Pinterest board!

Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet 48340
Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet 48340, $26,000 at Nazmiyal Collection

This week’s Wednesday Wishlist rug is a beautiful antique Garden of Paradise Persian carpet, featuring a beautifully detailed flora and fauna design. Animals frolic amidst lush trees and flowers on a rich blue field, surrounded by an equally elaborate border in warm shades of rust, crimson, burnt orange and teal. The playful scene illustrated on this Persian rug provides the viewer with many lavish details to discover, while the size of the rug, at approximately 10 feet by 13 feet, makes it a wonderful choice for the focal point of a room.

Detail of Field, Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet 48340
Detail of Field, Antique Garden of Paradise Persian Carpet 48340

The Garden of Paradise design is symbolic of heaven in Persian tradition. The term Garden of Paradise refers to an elaborately fertile garden, filled with exotic and varied plants and animals, enclosed by a wall, symbolic of the separation between heaven and earth. Wealthy Persians often built Gardens of Paradise on their palatial compounds, as places of worship and as symbols of their status. Traditional Persian Gardens of Paradise were rectangular, with a river or body of water running North to South, and East to West, forming a cross and dividing the garden into four sections. These gardens also often included covered pavilions or structures, and raised walkways for the purpose of viewing the garden from above. Fountains and waterfalls symbolizing eternal life were also common.

This beautiful Garden of Paradise carpet contains many distinguishing features of traditional Persian gardens, including its four-section layout and lush foliage. This carpet is currently available at the Nazmiyal Collection, for the price of $26,000. Click here to see more details about this fantastic Persian carpet.