Nature Carpet Design
The green nature has always been a source inspiration for designers in an effort to create fascinating designs. To the same amount that flowers and plants exist in the nature, there are patterns to set the framework for designs. This is the same variety of designs which make the hard- woven carpet so colorful. The floral design, Forest design, Tree design, European flower (Rose) design, Four-Season design and the most famous nature designs are Hunting Ground design and Gulfarang.
Golfarang (Rose) Rugs:
Rose flower is an ancient motif in whole Iranian arts and it is a sign for tradition Iranian paradise as well. By interfacing relations between Iran and European countries during Ghajar period and exchanging goods, this original design combine with European flowers which were used on materials and by the innovation of Iranian artists, another new design was added to the pattern treasure of Iranian people. Rose flower is an indication of beautifulness, being young freshness. The special red rose in Iranian culture is a sign for love and enlivening. You can imagine the exquisite and lovely Iranian gardens when we are looking the red flowers in these carpet designs.
Hunting Scene Rugs:
The Persian hunting design is one of the oldest and most elusive carpet styles. Originally created for Shahs and imperial leaders, the Persian hunting rug embodies a regal handsomeness and masculinity that is seldom seen in Persian city carpets. Rugs bearing the classic Persian hunting design include the oldest existent pile carpet as well as the most valuable silk carpets known today. The tradition of hunting is deeply immersed within Persian epic history. Years before the first hunting scene rug was ever woven, hunting stories were passed down orally for over 1300 years.
Animals depicted on hunting carpets include horses, camels, war elephants, gazelle, deer, birds, hares, peacocks and mythical creatures like griffins. The bird has bilateral concept and conveys the meaning of good news and good fortunes for everyone. Also by circling the whole designs and flying all birds around central medallion the life circle will be observed as conclusion.
Because hunting was considered such a distinguished act, these carpets represent a part of princely life. Furthermore, many hunting scene rugs were originally commissioned for nobility and royalty.