Day 34: Something Beautiful —The Tree of Life

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.

Bidjar.sized

Oversized_Persian_Bijar.sized

Sigh.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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2 Responses to Day 34: Something Beautiful —The Tree of Life

  1. Bea Neal says:

    Ah, yes, I love my rugs. I only have two and they came from Ikea and are likely not the real thing but still, they look like real and they make me smile when I walk out and see them. 🙂

  2. vbassoc says:

    I love your rugs! Doesn’t matter what they cost. If the design and color are wonderful, all the better if they didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

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