Glowing with an almost magical radiance, this remarkable carpet is based on a 17th century “Polish” design made at the Persian court manufactory of Kashan. Formerly in an Imperial collection, the original is a museum piece knotted in silk brocade on cotton. Its hexagonal middle panel enclosed by arabesques was executed in twelve colors with a general light tone. While faded by time, its beauty is the inspiration for this resplendent carpet that bathes the room in a luxurious golden light. Its traditional motifs include palmettes, arabesques and cloud bands similar to the original, with floral and geometric details finely figured in olive green and ruby red.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.