Antique Lavar Kerman, Persia, late nineteenth centuryA cruciform medallion in violet mauve sits amidst a lavish profusion of flowering vines and branches on this opulent antique Lavar Kerman. This floral array is set against an ivory ground that is so dense, that little of it shows through. Still, the use of color in the floral detail is carefully controlled in order to articulate bands that organize the larger design. The form of the medallion is echoed on a larger scale, while additional bands create a larger frame for the field with indented niches at either end. The myriad floral elements of main border are similarly arranged through the use of color the articulate a series of grand cartouches that frame the field while preserving its palette and design texture.
Size: 9. ft 09 in x 19 ft 05 in (2.97 m x 5.92 m)