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Baloutchi rug - beginning XXème century
Baloutchi rug - beginning XXème century

The omnipresence of oriental rugs throughout the Eastern and Western World has progressively led to the recognition of their concealed messages, inherited from antique civilizations.

For the nomad tribes who lived - and still live - under the tent, rug weaving was - and still is - a life basic necessity and their looms (horizontal) have at all times followed them in their moves.

Once a tribe has elected a new territory, it makes use of its beautiful rugs as « markers ». The design of the tribal rug is generally sacred, and it is upon this sacred floor covering that the tent is subsequently erected. Thus, however inhospitable their new environment in this foreign land, the rug with its inherited, traditional design, creates what the English call « a home from home », isolating them from the rough, humid earth underneath and dangers all around.

Protective as it is, the rug has a « motherly » quality to it. For the nomad tribes, the rug is « mother earth », but « native earth » as well. Although erring about may lead tribesmen to sleep every night in a different surrounding, their displacements are made in the company of a symbolical territory.

Rugs Symbolic - Sale of rugs from the Orient, Persia, Turkey, Caucasus, original rugs

The omnipresence of oriental rugs throughout the Eastern and Western World has progressively led to the recognition of their concealed messages, inherited from antique civilizations.

For the nomad tribes who lived - and still live - under the tent, rug weaving was - and still is - a life basic necessity and their looms (horizontal) have at all times followed them in their moves.

Once a tribe has elected a new territory, it makes use of its beautiful rugs as « markers ». The design of the tribal rug is generally sacred, and it is upon this sacred floor covering that the tent is subsequently erected. Thus, however inhospitable their new environment in this foreign land, the rug with its inherited, traditional design, creates what the English call « a home from home », isolating them from the rough, humid earth underneath and dangers all around.

Protective as it is, the rug has a « motherly » quality to it. For the nomad tribes, the rug is « mother earth », but « native earth » as well. Although erring about may lead tribesmen to sleep every night in a different surrounding, their displacements are made in the company of a symbolical territory.

The Bible and the Koran forbid the representation of human figure, therefore the Oriental rug presents essentially abstract patterns the significance of which is symbolical. There, in stylized forms, are to be found the Paradise Tree and the sanctuary lamp. Loose or geometrically rigid, these shapes may be overcrowded or simplified in the extreme and conceal complex constructions due to puzzle the layman who - in order to unravel

the underlying emblematic mystery - will most seriously need the help of a specialist. More than « a Mother-Earth or a Native Earth to take away in one's luggage », a carpet represents for these Nomads the actual basics of their entire existence. Motifs, patterns, schemes and general designs are the abstract symbolic representations of this existence.

The Bible and the Koran forbid the representation of human figure, therefore the Oriental rug presents essentially abstract patterns the significance of which is symbolical. There, in stylized forms, are to be found the Paradise Tree and the sanctuary lamp. Loose or geometrically rigid, these shapes may be overcrowded or simplified in the extreme and conceal complex constructions due to puzzle the layman who - in order to unravel

the underlying emblematic mystery - will most seriously need the help of a specialist. More than « a Mother-Earth or a Native Earth to take away in one's luggage », a carpet represents for these Nomads the actual basics of their entire existence. Motifs, patterns, schemes and general designs are the abstract symbolic representations of this existence.

« Destiny » is also inscribed in the filigree of these patterns, which thus offer the « unabridged » corpus of their ontological route.

« Destiny » is also inscribed in the filigree of these patterns, which thus offer the « unabridged » corpus of their ontological route.

 
 
Henide Gallery -  Kazakh  rug   XIXth century - Light  symbolism   with a lot of diagonally
Kazakh rug XIXth century - Light symbolism with a lot of diagonally "boteh" on indigo field.
Henide Gallery -  Kazakh  runner  XIXth century -Exceptionnel border  with
Kazakh runner XIXth century -Exceptionnel border with "S" design.
 
Henide Gallery -  Kazakh  runner  XIXth century -Exceptionnel border  with
Kazakh runner XIXth century -Exceptionnel border with "S" design.
Henide Gallery -  Kazakh  rug   XIXth century - Light  symbolism   with a lot of diagonally
Kazakh rug XIXth century - Light symbolism with a lot of diagonally "boteh" on indigo field.
 

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Rugs expertise with a view to successions • Rugs restoration workshop • Maintenance and cleaning of ancient rugs • Sale and purchase of ancient rugs • Quality and authenticity of works of art and ancient rugs offered in the gallery • Service of sworn expertise for succession, insurance, sharing or estimate Oriental rugs • Old or rare rugs • Sale of old rugs • Rare rugs • Precious rugs • Magic rugs • Strange rugs • Rugs from Persia • Rugs from Turkey • Rugs from Caucasus • Rugs expertise • Rugs maintenance • Repair and cleaning of old rugs • Rugs decoration ...

Rugs expertise with a view to successions • Rugs restoration workshop • Maintenance and cleaning of ancient rugs • Sale and purchase of ancient rugs • Quality and authenticity of works of art and ancient rugs offered in the gallery • Service of sworn expertise for succession, insurance, sharing or estimate Oriental rugs • Old or rare rugs • Sale of old rugs • Rare rugs • Precious rugs • Magic rugs • Strange rugs • Rugs from Persia • Rugs from Turkey • Rugs from Caucasus • Rugs expertise • Rugs maintenance • Repair and cleaning of old rugs • Rugs decoration ...

 
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The HENIDE Gallery is a former gallery founded in 1932. From father to son, it excels in the quality and authenticity of the art objects and antique rugs on offer. It provides a maintenance and repair service in the best traditional craft conditions.
A sworn expertise service is provided by appointment for succession, insurance, sharing or sale price estimate.

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H E N I D E GALERIE
Old and rare rugs
25 Rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris
+33(0)1 42 65 62 30
Facebook
Rejoignez-nous sur Facebook !
Rejoignez-nous sur Instagram !
Youtube
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© 2023
Atoutmédia
ABOUT US :

The HENIDE Gallery is a former gallery founded in 1932. From father to son, it excels in the quality and authenticity of the art objects and antique rugs on offer. It provides a maintenance and repair service in the best traditional craft conditions.
A sworn expertise service is provided by appointment for succession, insurance, sharing or sale price estimate.

NAVIGATION :


Home Spirit Gallery Contact Video History Garden Vista Symbolic Legal information (in French)