Antique Persian Kerman Rug, late 19th centuryThis outstanding antique Kerman preserves a classic design from the great era of Persian court carpets. The red ground central medallion and cornerpieces display the cloudband arabesque, with floral wreaths or sprays arranged symmetrically around blue rosettes in the ivory areas. The whole field pulsates with sinuous ogival rhythms as each adjacent medallion tapers and swells from one to another. But ultimately the classic control and restraint predominates in the relatively simple narrow borders that frame and complete the entire composition.
Size: 9. ft x 11 ft 06 in (2.74 m x 3.51 m)