Friday, December 9, 2011

Oriental Rugs Oriental Carpets Designs

In the not very distant past, there were only two general rug designs, medallion and overall (floral) designs. Now, there are endless designs some of which have no clear definitions such as contemporary, transitional, or modern designs. Here I am posting some sample pictures from different types of Oriental and Persian carpet designs.
 Typical corner central medallion design from Kashan, Iran.
 Typical corner central medallion design from Kerman, Iran.
 Overall floral design from Nain, Iran with repeating motives.
Overall floral design from Kashan, Iran with repeating motives.
 Tribal Gabbeh design rug made with hand spun wool and natural dye from province of Fars, Iran with relaxed and open field design. Red comes from the root of madder with blue from indigo.
Tribal Gabbeh design rug made with hand spun wool and natural dye from province of Fars, Iran.
Animal combat design, antique early 20th century signed 12' x 16' Tabriz carpet from Iran.
Royal hunting design.
Royal hunting design from Kashan, Iran, semi-antique 5' 1" x 7' 2"
 Bokhara Turkmen Gul design.
Bokhara Turkmen Gul design.
Corner central medallion Heriz design from north west Iran. Although this is a sub-category of medallion design but because of its unique geometric design, it can be identified as Heriz design.
 One version of tree of life design from Kashan, Iran.
Multi-medallion design, Hamedan runner from a very small town in north west Iran, called Zagheh.
Multi-panel garden design Bakhtair Persian carpet from province of Isfahan, Iran.
Pictorial designs with human figures.

Boteh Paisley design.
 Prayer Mehrab niche design.

There are many more categories that I will try to add later to have a more competed coverage of carpet designs.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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