The Magnificent Collection
Beautiful Rugs offers a large variety and selection of one of kind, high-end rugs in its magnificent rug collection category. On display at the store and the website (443) is a large (8′ 2″ x 11′ 3″) area Isfahan kurk wool and silk on silk rug with a deep red, star medallion enclosed within an intricate circular pattern that is enclosed within yet another intricate circular pattern. In this magnificent rug a series of four rings of increasingly larger brown boteh (or paisley) motifs enclose the central medallion on a soft pastel yellow field. This circular pattern around the central medallion is an example of gonbadi inspired design, which is based on an interior pattern of a mosque dome. A profusion of curvilinear plant and flower patterns fill in the open corner spaces. A wide, deep red border with floral patterns with light brown, narrow borders frame this breathtaking in its complexity and striking in its original handling of traditional design elements rug, which nonetheless still conveys a soothing effect through its soft yellow field with predominantly beige and brown design elements. This is truly a magnificent large area rug, certain to impress everyone who sees it in your home.
Another magnificent rug available in the store and that can be seen online is a Persian Isfahan museum rug made of kurk and silk on silk with three pictorial images of landscapes placed within three central teardrops in the bright yellow rug field. Ten more landscape images within rectangular cells in the wide border of the rug: two on the vertical ends of the rug, and three along the vertical border. Cells with floral arabesque patterns alternate between each pictorial image in the border. Complex arabesque floral patterns extend above and below the three central tear drops with birds. This magnificent rug can be viewed as a whole for its balance of design elements from a distance, alternating between pictorial and abstract forms, or each pictorial image can be enjoyed in isolation by the viewer on closer viewing.