Beautiful Small Modern Persian Flat Weave Rug. Country of Origin: Modern Persian / Circa Date: Modern – Although the Persian Empire has collapsed and is now modern Iran, its legacy lives on through its many cultural and artistic achievements. Perhaps it may surprise some readers, but one of ancient Persia’s most significant accomplishments was the Persian rug. Back then, rugs were used daily and considered a practical necessity. Some people wore them as ritualistic clothing and others needed them for horseback riding. Additionally, nobles often had elaborate carpets commissioned as a sign of wealth. Modern Persian rugs, like this one, inherit the fascinating history of their predecessors. However, they have evolved and transformed significantly from their predecessors to find new ways to appeal to contemporary trends.
In terms of aesthetics alone, this flat weave rug offers an entirely fresh color scheme to the world of modern Persian rugs. While most modern carpets prefer to use anywhere from two to four colors, this rug displays ten unique colors. The light tones all seem to leap from a pastel painting. None of the colors are particularly bright but seem realistic and muted. Pale blue lines remind one of a slightly overcast summer morning when the sun is just beginning to poke through the clouds. Meanwhile, the shades of red remind one of ripe tomatoes when they’re freshly picked from the garden.
It is not an easy task to balance ten different colors while creating an appealing design. However, this modern Persian rug manages to do so with quiet flair. It’s helped in large part by its ingenious use of patterns. Now, patterns and lines are quite typical of most contemporary Persian rugs. The repetition adds a familiarity to the layout and the lines bring structure. This particular rug also uses the lines to create a unique style. It has its many different colors appear in lines of varying thickness. This brings a level of variety that keeps the rug from becoming too uniform and visually uninteresting while showcasing the many colors effectively.
Because of its many hues, this rug perfect for any home that needs some bright decor. The color tones featured are especially reminiscent of summer. The colors of the carpet bring a certain warmth and cheer to whatever room it decorates. Kitchens and living rooms that need a little variety will definitely benefit from this modern Persian rug.