Spectacular Vintage Persian Isfahan Hunting Scene Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persia, Circa date: 1980’s– Isfahan has a long history of weaving fine area rugs as far back as the 16th century. This vintage Isfahan rug is a more recently woven Persian hunting scene rug that honors these ancient traditions.
During the 16th century, Shah Abbas made an effort to elevate the Persian arts and society. This was known as the “Golden Age of Persian Weaving.” It was during this time that formal schools were established to create carpets for the Royal Courts and public spaces. This elevation of the arts also included calligraphy, bookbinding, and mosaic work, which influenced the rug designs of the time.
Few antique rugs from the 16th century still exist, but modern designers continued to use scenes from this era as inspiration. This is a vintage rug that features a hunting scene. The style of the artwork is reminiscent of Persian miniature paintings during the time of Shah Abbas and Suleiman the Magnificent. It shows a wide range of plant and animal life, and a high level of detail that comes together to create a beautiful piece.
The clothing styles reflect those worn by the wealthier class during the 16th century. Hunting was a pastime that was associated with the wealthy. These gorgeous vintage and antique Persian Isfahan rugs recall scenes from over 400 years ago and pay homage to the history of the Persian Empire. The Persian rug colors are vibrant, just as you would expect to find in the artwork of the original miniature paintings created centuries earlier.
This fine and artistic modern and vintage Persian Isfahan rugs make beautiful additions to a rooms that feature glass top tables or for placing in front of a contemporary sofa. It is small enough that you could mount it and hang it as a large piece of wall art. It is a fascinating piece that will make an excellent addition to your collection of Persian art.
Hunting scenes are a popular class of Persian rugs, and this one is an excellent example from one of the most famous rug weaving cities. It is a perfect piece to add to your art collection or for a formal room setting. Wherever you decide to use beautiful vintage Persian rugs, they will make a statement and be sure to spark conversation.