In this collection you will find decorative and collectible Persian carpets from traditional weaving tribes, villages, towns and cities.
Tribal rugs have been woven in the Near East and Central Asia for centuries and they form one of the earliest and most enduring modes of human expression. The tribal weavers of the Caucasus and the western half of Persia were particularly prolific and artistically inspired. Their tribal rugs are prized by modern audiences for their elemental simplicity, exceptional inventiveness, and a timeless mastery of balance and harmony that appears equally fresh and immediate in contemporary settings.
The village rugs were those woven in the mountains to the northeast of the city of Tabriz in Persian Azerbaijan. Their weavers demonstrated a singular confidence in spontaneous inspiration at the loom, coupled with exquisitely dyed tonalities akin to impressionist paintings. A true folk-art movement arose in this wild and undocumented area!
Town rug on one hand are a highly versatile combination of formality and playfulness, curvilinear and rectilinear. They offer a distinctive ambiance created by their fanciful drawing, refined weave, and resonant colour palette. Town rugs could be seen as the natural offspring of their dual inspirations: the perfect curvilinear drawing and dense weave of the earlier carpets married with the casual geometry and abstracted patterns of the village tradition.
On the other hand, city rugs are the most elegant, finely crafted of all Oriental carpets, offering countless imaginings of idealistic gardens and formal, generously intricate medallion presentations.