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Cypress Trees Antique Rugs

Antique Rug Symbols: Cypress Trees

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Cypress trees are evergreens, and are a commonly used motif in art in Asia Minor. The cypress is depicted as a variation of the tree of life motif, which represents everlasting life. The cypress is used in rituals with the dead, but symbolizes the eternal life that comes after death.

The cypress was the most popular tree used in Persian gardens, and accordingly, was represented in garden carpets. The oldest known living cypress in the world is 4000 years old, in Yazd Province, Iran. Representations in Anatolian and Caucasian weaving are geometric while Persian representations are more naturally portrayed.

Cypress Trees Symbol in Antique Rugs by Nazmiyal

Cypress Trees Symbol in Antique Rugs

Check out some of our favorite Nazmiyal Collection rugs with Cypress imagery:

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug | Nazmiyal

Antique Turkish Sivas Rug

Large Antique Persian Bakshaish Garden Design Carpet | Nazmiyal

Large Antique Persian Bakshaish Garden Design Carpet

Antique Tabriz Persian Carpet by Haji Jalili | Nazmiyal

Antique Tabriz Persian Carpet by Haji Jalili

Antique Persian Kerman Rug | Nazmiyal

Antique Persian Kerman Rug

Tribal Antique Bakhtiari Persian Long Runner Rug | Nazmiyal

Tribal Antique Bakhtiari Persian Long Runner Rug

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