Something Beautiful is a 2013 self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.
Trees seem to be top of mind (no pun intended). Thinking about beautiful things, beautiful rugs came to mind. I’ve loved oriental carpets since college and expanded my tastes to middle eastern rugs along the way. When the colors are deep, rich, and saturated. When the designs are strong and balanced. When the workmanship is tight and fine. They transform a room with history and warmth.
The bidjar rug below features a very common theme the tree of life. For Persians, the tree is a symbol of immortality and the connection between heaven and earth. Of course, you know my deep abiding love for trees. More than that, these rugs are stories. Interpretations of the tree of life saga and meaning. They are culture and color and much more.