Eye-catching Large Antique Paisley Design Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920 – Kerman is a town that is known for creating fine-quality rugs with intricate designs and rich color palettes. This rug was created in the 1920s and features a classic Persian design. The colors of the rug have an earthy feel, and the delicate design gives it a feeling of gracefulness and flow. It is an elegant piece that will bring a formal feel to any space, and it will serve as a lovely foundation for a room of cherished antiques. You could also use it to add softness to a contemporary design.
The first element that you will notice in the rugs is the all-over paisley pattern of the field. The paisley is a modern term for an ancient symbol that goes back many centuries. The original design is called the “boteh,” which literally translates into “bush” or “thicket.” Traditionally, the boteh is thought to represent the “eternal flame” that was kept burning in Zoroastrian temples. It can be found in everything from architecture to fabrics and rugs throughout history.
The boteh is often in a simpler form than we think of when we hear the term “paisley.” The paisley evolved into a more elaborate design that often appears to have other patterns superimposed onto the basic boteh shape. This rug is unique because the boteh symbols still have the defined edges of the boteh and the characteristic representations of roots that are found throughout the 17th century. The roots are said to stand for the ancient roots of the Persian people. This rug also has the complexity that you find as the boteh evolved into the modern paisley design.
Paisley designs were popular during the 1920s when this rug was created. What stands out most about this rug is the intricacy of the design with tiny flowers tucked into the tiniest of spaces. This rug shows a high level of skill both in the design and its execution. The colors are delicate to match the design. Kerman rugs are some of the most desirable in the world for their quality and beauty. This rug stands out as a striking example and masterpiece that will make an excellent addition to your collection or room. If you would like to know more about this rare find, contact our team or rug experts, and we will be happy to help.