Antique Ravar Kerman, Persia, late nineteenth centuryAntique Kermans are prized for controlled precision and classic graces of their traditional Persian designs, and among them Ravars are the most exquisite Kermans of all. This exceptional Ravar has a grand, finialled cruciform medallion design surrounded by heart-shaped cornerpieces. The areas within these elements and the intervening field are all filled with a fine welter of delicate vines and flowers, and with a uniform coloration of tans, blues and cinnamon throughout. The various vinescroll borders are similarly rendered. As a result, the enormous complexity of the design tends to recede into the background, along with form of the main medallion and cornerpieces, thereby giving the carpet a far more decorative and modern appeal despite the classical detail.
Size: 15 ft 09 in x 21 ft 06 in (4.80 m x 6.55 m)