Antique Kurdish Long Carpet, Persia, late nineteenth century Elegant scalloped ogival medallions repeat in staggered allover symmetry down the length of this supremely refined antique Kurdish long carpet. Life-like clusters of flowers, exceptional in their realism fill the ivory-ground medallions. The deep navy blue ground of the field functions essentially as graphic outline or reinforcement for the scalloped and delicately serrated contours of the medallions. The narrow vinescroll border set on a rich terracotta ground provides the perfect framing contrast to the scale and palette of the field. Kurdish rugs are prized for their color, but rarely do they achieve the depth and range of the colors evident in this outstanding example.
Size: 6. ft 10 in x 19 ft 10 in (2.08 m x 6.05 m)