Antique Khorassan, Persia, circa 1900 A dazzlingly complex design of cartouche-like medallions and quatrefoils linked by finely proportioned flowering vines sprawls across the champagne field of this sumptuous antique Khorassan. The many tiny flowers function collectively like a classic Persian 'millefleurs' design, but within this complex mesh one can make out a larger, more subtle arrangement of figure -eights that governs the distribution of various vines. This underlying subtlety teases and entices the viewer to explore the richness of the design. A classical Persian palmette border on a terra cotta ground provides a pleasing closure to the overall decorative effect.
Size: 12 ft x 18 ft 10 in (3.66 m x 5.74 m)