A fine vintage Persian Esfahan rug with a lively hunting scene, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Mid 20th Century – There are almost no words to describe this exquisite vintage Persian rug. This vintage mid century Persian Esfahan rug is in the style of miniature paintings that were commissioned by the royalty and aristocrats of the Safavid dynasty. This fine, signed vintage Persian Esfahan rug features a hunting scene design where riders on horseback attempt to bring down lions, wild boars, deer, rabbits, and a host of other creatures.
The detail of this scene is rendered in exquisite detail with several fascinating clues that provide a hint as to the people within the scene. One of the design features that stands out is the headdress of the hunters and archers on the white horse in the center of the scene who is bringing down a lion with a scimitar. This is a headdress worn by the upper class, while all of the other characters are in clothing that would make them of a lower rank, possibly warriors or royal guard. The figure in the center of this magnificent Persian rug is wearing what is known as a cloud collar, which is also a sign of aristocracy.
The brilliant colors of this fine signed vintage Persian Esfahan hunting scene rug have been preserved in pristine condition. It still stands as vibrant as the day it was produced. Every inch of this rug has another fascinating detail to reveal about the story that it tells. This is a museum quality piece and a remarkably well-preserved piece of history. This magnificent vintage mid century modern rug from Persia deserves a place where it can be honored, revered, and preserved for many generations to come. It is a truly rare find and a real treat for the person who can possess it.