Safavid dynasty era Persian carpet segment of a 3-400 years old fantastic Safavid dynasty era Persian carpet. Iran is the original homeland of the Persian carpet, also referred to as "oriental rug". The 2500-year-old Pazyryk carpet dating back to 500 B.C., is evidence of that Persian carpet weaving has a history that dates back at least some 2500 years.
Julien Aubusson Rug 5035GD. Based on a Flemish wall tapestry made after 15th century voyages to the new world created a fascination for exotic botanicals. Oversize deep green leaves with gold and royal blue flowers on a midnight green backdrop. Shades of salmon highlight a fruit laden border. Made with ancient French Aubusson dyeing and weaving methods, this hand woven Aubusson flat weave rug has thousands of subtle color shades, similar to antique Aubusson rugs.
An early 20th century antique Persian Tabriz hunting carpet, with a classical central medallion with dancing angels, birds and ducks on a beige field with a garden pattern within a dark blue palmette vinery border. Watch full size video of A Persian Tabriz carpet, Circa 1900, ID BB0642 - Video
Serapi, 9ft 11in x 12ft 2in, Late 19th Century. This dynamic 19th century Persian Serapi carpet captivates with a monumental medallion that seems almost hidden among many smaller stylized motifs, yet nearly fills the width of the reserve. The horizontality of the design is perfectly balanced by expressive and imaginative large-scale pendants, each holding delicate, diminutive blossoms within.
SULTANABAD - West Central Persian, 13ft 8in x 20ft 5in, Late 19th Century. Of truly exceptional rarity, this one-in-the-world antique Persian Sultanabad Oriental carpet exhibits unsurpassed levels of originality, refinement, and artistic cohesion that are entirely commensurate with its palace size dimensions.