Isfahan Persian wool and silk geometric design carpet
Persian, 20th Century
Length 183cm, width 109cm
This vibrant wool and silk Persian carpet, woven in the renowned Isfahan region during the 20th century, stands as a testament to a long lineage of unparalleled rug-crafting expertise.
Boasting a complex symmetrical pattern, the rug draws one’s attention with its exquisite architecturally inspired vine motif layout. The vine arrangement beautifully converges towards a central diamond-shaped medallion adorned with petite Islamic architectural motifs, including the distinctive fleur-de-lis.
Surrounding the medallion and the vine scheme, a field of finely woven foliage and flowers, encompassing Ottoman flowers and traditional boteh motifs, adds depth to the overall design. Further enhancing the visual appeal, the main panel of the carpet is encased by an expansive floral border. This border showcases palmette designs amid miniature blossoms, complemented by twin friezes on both of its edges, that mimic the shape of vines.
The rug’s colour palette is a charming blend of pink, cerulean, and ruby, complemented by differing tones of salmon and rose in the backdrop of the central panel and frame. This lends the rug a uniquely vibrant aura. The details of the flower decorations are accentuated by the use of bold tones of crimson, indigo, orange, pink, and deep red, adding to its brilliance.
One of the remarkable attributes of this carpet is its tight knotting, which allows for its highly detailed designs. The very high knot density ensures the carpet’s durability, making this rug a piece that could be handed down from generation to generation.
This Isfahan carpet breathes life into any room with its dynamic design and radiant hues, while also narrating a tale of cultural heritage.