Antique Kashan, Persia, late nineteenth centuryA classical Persian compartment design repeats with consummate poise and precision across the field of this incomparably beautiful antique Kashan. The various cruciform medallions alternate in color, some red, some slatey blue, with scalloped halos around them in colors arranged as a complementary reciprocal effect, giving the entire composition a remarkable chromatic rhythm. A classical Persian cartouche border encloses the field, preserving the color effects and design texture of the latter despite its different design. Although they are prized for their adherence to classical Persian design, Kashans rarely evoke such precedent with the skill and finesse of this example.
Size: 12 ft 01 in x 19 ft 02 in (3.68 m x 5.84 m)