Antique Shirvan, Caucasus, late nineteenth century A series of geometric medallions in ivory and red repeats across a dark blue ground on this meticulously detailed antique Shrirvan. Within each of these is a smaller quatrefoil medallion spewing forth branches or vines rendered as latchhooks, with smaller stylized animals scattered across the remaining space. A series of borders enclose the field – first an S-Dragon border, then a stylized vinescroll, and finally a double vinescroll or ‘crab” border. Shrivans are prized for the perfection of their weave and their crisp drawing, but this example is exceptional even among the best of its kind.
Size: 8. ft 08 in x 12 ft 05 in (2.64 m x 3.78 m)