Antique Kashan Carpet, Persia, late nineteenth century The glory of classical Persian rug design comes alive once more in this lavish but stately antique Kashan. A scalloped niche or Mihrab with stylized columns to either side frames the field, a classic tree of like design emanating from three trunks at the lower end. The branches sway and bend gracefully across a pale saffron ground, spewing small palmettes, flowers, and leaves as they wend their way across the surface. The spandrels of the arch or Mihrab adapt this elegant design, but with a contrasting dark ground. A delicate, almost lacelike palmette vinescroll set against a red ground frames the field in perfect counterpoint to the grander scale, sweep, and palette of the tree of life design.
Size: 10 ft x 15 ft 01 in (3.05 m x 4.60 m)