Vintage Samarkand Rug BB6907
Vintage Samarkand Rug Description:
This bold and fabulous vintage rug for sale is a paragon of the widely sought-after Samarkand style which combines artistic influences from the Middle and Far East. Its main field is covered in an allover pattern of pomegranates –the oriental symbol of fertility and prosperity. This auspicious message is enclosed within consecutive borders carrying stylized motifs permeated with distinct Chinese aesthetics.
The pronounced design is softened due to the delicate color palette featuring salmon, off-white and brown with touches of light gray and beige. Carefully hand-knotted of top-notch wool, this Samarkand rug is distinguished by remarkable durability which enabled it to survive until this day in perfect condition. If properly cared for, this exotic beauty will withstand years of usage with no signs of wear, bringing in playful yet timeless charm of creations coming from the oasis town.
These unusual antique Samarkand carpets of Central Asia display themes from many oriental cultures including, China with fretwork borders and lotus blossoms India with cloud bands, Turkey with pomegranates and carnations, and Persia with a delicate floral trellis work. Perhaps the most evocative of all the East Turkestan motifs is the pomegranate, signifying prosperity. Woven at the crossroads of many civilizations, it is fitting that these antique oriental rugs for sale and carpets from Samarkand employ such rich and varied symbolism.