- Provenance: Iran, 19-20th Century
- Materiality: 100% Wool
- Dimensions: 64” W x 93” D x .25" H
- Heirloom: Due to this item's handcrafted or reclaimed nature, there may be slight variations or imperfect qualities that give character to this one of a kind heirloom
- Timeless Aesthetic: This item is ageless in aesthetic, avoiding obsolescence, limited use, or an otherwise shortened lifespan due to changing styles and trends
What Have We Here ?
Carpet weaving has an essential place in the culture, economy, and art of the “Rug Belt”, a series of countries that stretch from Morocco, through the Middle East, and end in northern India. Persian carpets, first exported to ancient Greece and revered by great writers of the time, are specifically admired due to their strong foundational warps and wefts, and a variety of painstakingly handcrafted elaborate designs. Most well-known motifs range from archetypal, geometric, floral, and some even have cosmolic references to space and stars. These works of textile art are typically woven with wool, silk, or cotton and can take anywhere from weeks to even years to complete once a weaver commences the process.
Shiraz rugs are handcrafted in the southwest region of Iran, an area known for its many gardens and as a cultural epicenter for well over a thousand years. Shiraz rugs are known for their rich brown or red color palettes, hand-knotted composition, and generational lifespan with the proper care and upkeep.
How to Use It ?
Persian rugs range from typical, utilitarian functions to symbolic purposes, to even as art hanging in a home or gallery setting. The true beauty of these carpets is that they could serve several of these purposes across many lifespans.
We recommend paying close attention to the motifs and colorscapes that were intentionally chosen by the weaver and visualizing where such a piece would be suited best in your space. If the choices are abundant, try unfurling this work of art in the heart of your home, far from the dirt and chaos of the outside world.
Why It Matters ?
ZZ's Shiraz rugs are made from wool and are all hand-knotted. Thanks are due to the wise weavers who chose this sustainable, timeless technique and material so that we can preserve and, most importantly, enjoy this tapestry of both art and Iranian culture for decades, if not centuries, to come.