Tribal Antique Oversized Persian Bakhtiari Geometric Rug 48042
A starkly intriguing large oversized tribal design covers the body of this antique Persian rug, featuring tilted diamonds centered with four-petaled flowers. Each of these blossoms, with four large leaves reaching for the compass points, nestles amid a collection of smaller flowers with the same simplified style, solid colors set off by narrow line-work. These diamond medallions form a network over the piece, connected by geometric embellishments in white, yellow and blue over a black background. This beautiful and impressive, antique Persian Bakhtiari rug, features a high contrast between these tones gives the piece a mesmerizing visual appeal, capturing the eye and leading it along angular paths. A set of pale borders encloses this space, the widest backed with the dusky blue and arrayed with exotic blossoms rendered with symmetry and artful, dark line-work. Narrow bars with simplified vines and simple, minuscule flowers flank the wide border.
Beautiful Tribal Antique Oversized Persian Bakhtirari Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – The decadent earthy colors of this palace sized antique Persian Bakhtiari rug from the late 19th century, will give any room a casually elegant appeal. The rich chocolaty color toned background of the antique rug from Persia is both inviting and luxurious. The arrangement of the large scale all over geometric diamond motifs adds to its sense of balance and grandeur.
The design of the palace size decorative Persian Bakhtiari rug uses geometry to create a sense of scale. This is highlighted by the use of lighter contrasting motifs set against a dark background. The main border of the Persian Bakhtiari carpet is small compared to the central designs of the field, which further serves to give the rug the appearance of taking up a large space within the room. These area rugs were designed for larger formal rooms and were made to enhance the scale of the architectural features of the room.
The combination of colors used in this very large oversized rug gives it a sense of richness and reflects the opulence of Persian rug design at the time. The rich earthy browns are rendered in tone on tone, highlighted by a blue background in the main border. This gives the antique rug an appearance of water surrounding a lush garden.
This oversized late 19th century antique Persian Bakhtiari rug will make a room of grand scale appear to be even larger. It could be used to blend well with earthy tones, or to bring down more vibrant colors used in other elements in the room. Regardless of its use, this palace size antique Persian rug will make a statement in the room and will highlight the best features of the architecture and other fine pieces. Every element of this antique Persian Bakhtiari rug reflects the magnificent beauty found in the artwork of the Persian Empire.