Antique Kerman, Persia, early twentieth centuryThis lavish antique Kerman has a delicate design of vinescrolls that wind their way in allover symmetry across the field. The design is rich, but the pale coloration and tiny scale of the detail mollifies the overall effect, causing it to recede from the surface. Darker blue cornerpieces add accents, A cartouche border with another leafy vine echoes the field, as well as the accenting effect of the darker blue areas. The lustrous pile enhances the subtle, tone-on-tone effects of the design.
Size: 9. ft 10 in x 14 ft 05 in (3.00 m x 4.39 m)