SENSATIONAL Antique Rug | MASTERFUL Colors full of Rich and Vibrant Hues Timeless and Rare Palace Size | 9.7 x 15.3
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Name: SENSATIONAL Antique Rug | MASTERFUL Colors full of Rich and Vibrant Hues Timeless and Rare Palace Size
Size: 9.7 x 15.3
Pile: Low/Medium with sporadic missing pile and wear throughout. This piece can be "re-piled" or restored and have wool woven back in some of these parts, if you're interested in that just let us know and we can give you a quote, or if you're totally fine with that then take it as it is and enjoy it untouched!
About this rug: Where do I even start with this piece... the size? the design? the quality? the colors?! Yes, let's start with the colors. A MASTERCLASS in colors. All organic dyes derived from plants, flowers, spices, minerals, and other natural elements from the earth. You WON'T see another piece with this rich of greens, deep of saffrons, cool of blues, creamy beiges, deep of reds, earthy of browns, and soft of salmons and rose. Not to mention my favorite color in rugs, BLACK. The black in this piece anchors the rug down into the ground, and allows God's garden to grow from it. Blooming and bursting with vivacious colors it is as if energy is pouring out in every direction, all coming together to create this whimsical and ever-so timeless design. Huge finials dominate the open space that leaves the room for the eye to imagine - this piece takes you on a ride from the moment your eyes find it. Tossing and turning, pushing and pulling - your eyes never stop - but never want to either. It's a piece that somehow keeps you captivated for it's entirety. That is very hard to do for these botanical and classical pieces that honor the symmetrical designs. But this piece, because it's near one of the greatest rug weaving villages on the planet, it has that tribal essence that proves to be the X factor in all our pieces. The variations in color can keep you looking at one flower for minutes at a time, only to move one inch and marvel at the stem it's connected to. How can this be? It goes against all the ideas of open and artistic expression we pride ourselves on curated - but somehow this piece highlights the master weaver's talents, along with telling the never-ending story of all that inspires her - nature, life, and all things raw. Nice thick body makes this rug a bear that will last for generations, and although it has distressed and threadbare areas throughout, you would never be able to tell with all the details and beautiful that steal the show. The SIZE ALONE is truly so rare and difficult to find - hence leading one to safely assume that this piece was woven for a very wealthy or significant aristricate or royal/diplomatic family. Perhaps it was woven for a governing building somewhere in Europe, as those buildings make more sense for this given size. American spaces back in the day were still massive and usually appropriately "standard" in size, but not Europe. Because Europe is simply so much older than America, these spaces over the pound had buildings with what we deem as quirky sizes and hence the rugs that were woven for the European market end up with crazy sizes like this one. My guess is a family or governing space in Switzerland or Germany, as these two countries were notoriously known to love the arts, specifically the art of hand-knotted carpets. All in all, this piece is a piece of gold in a thousand different colors, shades, hues, and tones - and is a FORCE for the heart, and POETRY for the eyes.
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available.
Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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