TAFRESH “FRUIT BOWL”, North Central Persian, 3ft 8in x 5ft 3in, Circa 1900

TAFRESH “FRUIT BOWL”, North Central Persian, 3ft 8in x 5ft 3in, Circa 1900




Tafresh Fruit Bowl Antique Rug

 

Claremont Rug Company is pleased to showcase this unusual addition to our featured arrivals collection, beautiful Tafresh rug. This amazingly spirited piece presents an enjoyably stylized version of the cherished Tafresh “fruit bowl” design, showcasing the weaver’s virtuoso artistry. The visual presence of this compelling antique Persian village rug belies its 3-½ x 5–½ size. Radiant mid tone blues, made even more luminous by the masterful use of abrash, are juxtaposed against shimmering peach in the massive and architecturally organized main border, redoubling the drama of the soft ivory field. There is a wonderful use of rare jade green and teal accents, each standing individually like the luminous panels of a Tiffany stained glass window. A novel woven twill pattern imparts an appealing texture to selected elements, while its unusually broad “Fence of Security” border is replete with myriad blossoming plants growing out of flower-formed mounds. The rugs’s smaller size and visually dramatic presence makes this a perfect piece to display as wall art, and it would be an exquisite addition to any collection of antique rugs.

 

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