Early 20th Century North West Persian Runner BB6284 2'4" × 15'4" $14,000
Antique North West Persian rugs are extremely sought-after by collectors because of their rarity and exceptional quality. The vast region of North West Persia encompasses parts of Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia thus the rugs coming from this historical area are permeated with influences from many cultures, including Kazakh, Kurdish, Mughal or Armenian. This rich variety of folk art and different weaving impacts are clearly visible in this remarkable runner. Its main field is filled with a repetitive pattern of stylized diamond-shaped medallions, extending from the center outwards and filled with subtle flower heads, with the central medallion slightly elongated in comparison to the others. This bold design is enclosed within a series of equally compelling borders, where the main carries flowery cartouches separated with a traditional kilim motif, and the second largest contains the symbol of running water – a particularly scarce and important resource in deserts and steppes where North West Persian carpets were born. This diverse composition is complemented with abounding yet masterly balanced color palette of carmine, sandy beige and ivory – the most distinctive Persian carpet shades. The runner was thoroughly hand-knotted of the finest wool in old and refined weaving techniques by a skilled artisan who enabled it to survive until this day without any signs of wear. It will be a perfect addition to any modern abode due to its timeless appeal and will surely enrich the décor with its multicultural wealth.
Early 20th Century North West Persian Runner BB6284