Antique Kashan, Persia, early twentieth centuryA gracefiul allover pattern of flowering vines spreads itself across a deep burgundy ground on this supremely elegant antique Kashan. The border reverses the color effects of the field with its palmette vinescroll set against a navy ground. This example is distinctive in its use of animal inhabitants derived from classical Persian court carpets. Galloping deer cavort along the lower edge of the field while exotic birds perch among the vines. The lustrous wool an thick pile underscore the aura of heavenly luxury.
Size: 10 ft 04 in x 13 ft 04 in (3.15 m x 4.06 m)