Palmette Lattice Rug
Model: ARTW0001Palmette Lattice Rug
Group: Northwest Persia Rugs Family Area: Bidjar region Material of Pile: Natural Dyed Hand-spun Wool Material Warp / Weft: Cotton on Cotton Structure: Symmetrical knot on depressed warp inclining to the right Knots Density: 24x39 Pile (mm): 4 Production Place: Southeastern Anatolia – Diyarbakir Location: Tokyo Stock: Out Of Stock
The source of the rug comes from the book How to Read - Islamic Carpets, Walter B. Denny, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2014 fig.82. This was an exclusive example of a palmette lattice design 19th-century rug from Northwestern Persia. The design employs floral, richly complex repeating arrays of brilliant color palmettes that marks it as a lineal descendant of the great vase-technique carpets of the seventeenth century.Kurdistan has not usually been given its due as a region that has produced rugs of considerable excellence of design and rich brilliant colors, probably from early times on, well into the 19th century. Technically they range from the solid, heavy, double-warped Bijars of the 19th century to the flexible rug of this type, and the Kilims, or flat-woven rugs of great delicacy. The design displayed in this example, clearly derived from a 17th-century model, proved so popular that it spread not only to Eastern Persia but to the Caucasus as well. It continues well into the 18th century and can still be found in Caucasian rugs of the 19th century. The design of this rug is based on an alternating succession of two large lateral palmettes surrounded by small palmette blossoms, a complex palmette arrangement composed of a central round floral medallion, four large palmette forms of two different designs facing this rosette, and four diamond-shaped cartouches, filled with rosettes, on the diagonal axis. A small-scaled trellis system fills, as a secondary pattern, most of the background of the field. The border design follows a well-established tradition of cartouche and star medallion succession. Both guard stripes are filled with a lively angular leafy meander scroll. The lattice appears to continue into infinity – as though we can see the section that is framed by the border. The design of this rug is interpreted and soft colors are chosen by our designers for this rug.
8 ft 9 in x 12 ft 6 in ( 267cm x 383cm )
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