Isfahan Sirafian Senior - 1900 Master Antique Rug
Introducing the extraordinary Issyfan 1900 Master Antique Rug, a true masterpiece from the Vahegi Private Collection, measuring an impressive 2.14 by 1.45 meters. Crafted with meticulous artistry, this rug boasts a silk foundation and lamb wool composition, featuring an exceptionally fine weave with over a million knots per square metre that comes down to something like 700 knots per square inch.
Certainly, knot densities in handmade carpets can be categorized into low, medium, and high density. Keep in mind that these classifications are approximate, and actual perceptions of density may vary based on personal preferences and cultural contexts.
- Low Knot Density:
- Range: 30 to 80 knots per square inch
- Characteristics: Carpets with lower knot densities may have larger and more pronounced design elements. They are often more open and may have a coarser texture.
- Medium Knot Density:
- Range: 80 to 160 knots per square inch
- Characteristics: Carpets in this range strike a balance between detail and openness. They offer a good compromise between intricate design and a reasonable production time.
- High Knot Density:
- Range: 160 to 1000+ knots per square inch
- Characteristics: High knot density rugs are finely detailed, intricate, and can have a luxurious feel. The smaller and more complex the design, the higher the knot density required. Rugs with 700 knots per square inch or more fall into the high-density category.
It's important to note that while knot density is a factor in assessing the quality and detail of a carpet, it's not the sole indicator. Factors like the quality of materials, dyes, and the overall craftsmanship contribute to the overall value and appeal of a handmade carpet.
The colors of the central medallion in the main guard border and the spandrels are the same, and this provides, as a result of the framing of that central guard border with the same color, a unity with respect to the carpet itself. There is at each corner spandrel a depiction of a rounded spearhead shape that is directed towards the center of the carpet. The center of the carpet has a cross shape out of which springs the rest of the design. There is an organic growth with regard to the expansion of the motifs within the central medallion. The base color of the field is an extraordinarily beautiful and luxurious almost two-dimensional aqua blue that provides a wonderful backdrop for the more intensely colored motifs that appear to swim or float in that field. The design of this rug is a study in spectacular restraint, yielding magnificent beauty. A seamless unity is achieved through the shared colors of the central medallion, main guard border, and spandrels.
The framing of the central guard border with consistent hues enhances the overall cohesion of the carpet.
Adding to its allure are the rounded spearhead depictions at each corner spandrel, subtly converging towards the center. The central medallion, adorned with a cross shape, gives rise to an organic growth, leading to the expansion of motifs within.
This luxurious carpet, with its harmonious design and stunning color palette, is nothing short of magnificent and promises to grace any setting with sensational elegance. Purchase it today with complete confidence.