Floral rugs are one of the most universal and versatile devices available to carpet weavers around the globe. They are depicted in an overwhelming variety of colors, carpet design, styles and configurations that are always charming and beautiful.
In the Ukraine and the Caucasus, flowers are often depicted in an abstract, stylized manner. Those produced in France tend to be lush, painterly, beautifully shaded and hyper-realistic. In China, symbolic lotus blossoms and ornate chrysanthemum flowers are transformed into decorative devices that are used in countless ways. In the early twentieth century, a naturalistic floral style was popularized, with graceful cherry blossoms and colorful flowers that dot articulated branches and shrubs. Weavers in Persia and India often transform flowers into stylized Shah Abbasi palmettes and radiant rosettes that become centerpieces for secondary botanical motifs.
Regardless of their color, shape or rug size, lush vegetative floral motifs are universal and individual symbols. They are enduring, elegant and versatile. Botanical motifs aren’t always diminutive feminine decorations. They can be bold, decorative luminaries that dictate the placement and appearance of neighboring elements. Flowers can be symbolic devices, naturalistic motifs or formal elements that add grace to the carpets they adorn. Whether they are depicted as a casual bouquet, an arching garland, a radiant medallion or a tasteful repeating pattern, floral elements are among the most classic motifs ever devised.
|Actual Size||2' 6" X 7' 11"|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Colour Tags||Beige, Gold|