A decade ago I worked with young children and found a pair of children whose drawings always left an impression.\nThe first child had remarkable ideas and the concept contained in the drawing was always outstanding. But the poor child did not have any skill in actually \u2018drawing\u2019 out his thoughts. The overall art was ugly \u2013 but thought provoking.\nAnd then there was the other child. Who drew really pretty pictures \u2013 perfect proportions, perfect line formations, pleasing figures and clean lines. The picture always looked pleasant and appealing but the thinking contained in that was average.\nAnd so I\u2019d wish that each could borrow the better part from the other and combine it to create a perfect piece \u2013 one that was thought provoking as well as pretty.\n***\nSome silk rugs joined me in my early collecting days and as time passed, I grew more and more inclined to tribal rugs. That also meant I forgot about my silk rugs and put them behind me. I gravitated more to rugs created by simple women working\u00a0 a few lines at a time, in the midst of their household and their homemaker lives. And felt less appreciative of anything that was created by professional artisans.\nIn a recent stock taking exercise, I rediscovered these. And saw once again why I had acquired them.\nI had made the mistake of falling prey to a kind of infradig\u00a0 sentiment that if it is \u2018fine\u201d it does not have soul.\nThe fresh view of these rugs showed me that these rugs, fine as they are, DO have soul:\nA few images:\n1. A HUNTING RUG / SILK ON SILK / QUM \u2013 PERSIA\n\n\n2. TREE OF LIFE RUG \u2013 by Rug artist Masumi\n\nNote the sensuous intertwining of the trees \u2013 symbolic of Khuld and the Garden of Eden\n\n3. OLD MAN\nThe next rug is a very special one to me. It is a figurative rug of an old villager \u2013 just watching the world go by. Nothing escapes his shrewd vision.\n\n\nWhen an artist signs a piece of work, he does it with pride. He loves what he has produced and the artwork has made him very very fulfilled. If the viewer, like me, could not appreciate it, it was probably because I had missed something! After all these years, I have see their beauty once more!\nAll of these signed works of art are a part of the WOVENSOULS collection\njm\nAug 2013\nThe post Art in Persian Rugs appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.