Beautiful Small Vintage Persian Kilim Rug. Country of Origin: Vintage Persian / Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This charming Persian kilim rug from the mid-20th century has a delightfully primitive appeal that is perfect for today’s contemporary styles. Its gentle color palette has an earthy, folk art feel. This vintage area rug demonstrates the more utilitarian nature of these Persian rugs, but its look is one that modern designers try to copy in contemporary modern rugs.
The first element of note is that this flatwoven rug appears to have been pieced together. The edges are bound with bias-cut strips, rather than the fringe edges that one typically sees. The piece appears to be from two different pieces of weaving. Perhaps, these two pieces were the ends of different projects, as nothing was ever wasted by these tribal cultures. They were created on narrow, primitive looms. The weft is not perfectly straight and aligned as you would find in a modern rug, or one produced in more formal circumstances. These characteristics are what give this rug its unique feel and special charm.
The colors of the piece are earthy and add to the natural, organic feel of the piece. It is similar to the Japanese tradition of Saori weaving that is a common element in nature-inspired styles such as Wabi-Sabi and Eco-chic. These styles feature pieces that have a primitive, handwoven feel. This rug is the perfect piece for creating the style. It would pair beautifully with other elements in the room made from natural materials. This vintage Persian rug is the perfect piece for plants, basketry, and other handwoven pieces added for texture.
This area rug is a unique piece that fits perfectly into today’s contemporary styles. The rug has a calming and natural feel that evokes a feeling of the outdoors. It would be perfect for creating a warm and welcoming feel in the room with copper and pink, or perhaps buttered brass accents. It could be used to unify a range of colors throughout the space. This gorgeous rug is the perfect piece for creating a soft, earthy, and inspiring palette in your home.