Persian wallpaper, by William Morris. England, 19th century

Capture a William Morris Persian Wallpaper: V&A image on a designer roller blind at Creatively Different Blinds. William Morris Persian Wallpaper: V&A blinds from just

Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". by EricGjerde, via Flickr

Image Plate from Owen Jones' 1853 classic, "The Grammar of Ornament". The Grammar of Ornament - great book with lots of patterns/colours. Also worth looking into religious patterns - lots of colour inspiration.

This is a handy diagram showing all the meanings of the symbols you see in Persian rugs.

Symbol Ideas (Waldorf ~ grade ~ Ancient Persia ~ Symbols and Motifs in Persian Rugs)

Persian mosaic

A monumental Timurid Mosaic Tile panel with lotus blossoms, Transoxiana, century - 133 by (Could be used behind stove)

ELANA HERZOG Civilisation and its Discontents (2003) Persian and Persian type carpets, mixed fabrics, metal staples, Dimensions variable

Elana Herzog, "Civilization and its Discontents", Persian and Persian type carpets, mixed fabrics, metal staples.

Selçuklu Yıldızı , Osmanlı desen , Persian Ornament ,

Selçuklu Yıldızı , Osmanlı desen , Persian Ornament ,

Persian pattern.

Christopher Dresser, Ornament in the arabian style, intended to be painted in the centre of a ceiling, 1876

oriental rug symbols used in persian hand knotted wool area rugs

The Persian rug is the soul of the room and tells a story.

Throughout the history of Oriental Rugs cultural and religious beliefs influenced the artistic motifs used in rug design. Particular patterns, symbols and colors were chosen for their believed life-protecting and life-enhancing attributes.

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