Beautiful Cypress Tree Design Antique Silk Persian Kashan Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – This spectacular cypress tree rug from Kashan was created during the height of the early days of the industrial era. The cypress tree is a familiar sight for those who travel to the near east. They can often be seen towering over the formal pools, the gardens of palaces, and other important public spaces.
The cypress tree reaches its branches toward the heavens, serving as a connection between the two realms. They are evergreen and remain green all year. For this reason, they are a symbol of everlasting life and longevity. Cypress plays an important role in rituals to honor the dead.
This rug features a majestic cypress tree in a formal vessel, much as you would find in the formal palace gardens of long ago. Within the cypress tree, you will also find the boteh or eternal flame. The boteh is also known as the “seed” motif and represents the origin of all life on earth. These ancient symbols suggest that this rug might have been a commissioned piece made for a special occasion or space.
The gorgeous colors of this rug give it vibrancy and energy. Two peacocks and other birds fly gracefully throughout the field, supporting the “Tree of Life” theme. The design of this rug is directional, making it suitable for highlighting a special architectural feature in the space. The rug is of a smaller size, making it perfect for placing in front of a fireplace. It could also be used to create visual direction or to create visual lines.
Cypress tree rugs are rare, especially those of this quality and magnificent design. It is small enough to fit into any space. This rug is an excellent collectible that will be a delight for many years. You can contact our team to learn more about it or to begin the process and make it your own.