Antique Meshad, Persia, circa 1900Fine spiraling vines replete with palmettes and a host of tiny flowers spew forth from a central leafy rosette on this classically elegant antique Meshad. The drawing is expert in its delicate precision, but yet grand in its large-scale, looming sweep. The highly decorative palette of soft blues, mauves, and ivory with sparing use of aubergine for accent provides the color equivalent of the delicate drawing. The main border adapts the palette and design elements of the field to a running format, with light blue-ground minor borders to subtly reinforce its framing function. The luminous pile reaffirms luxuriant elegance of the design.
Size: 9. ft 02 in x 23 ft 09 in (2.79 m x 7.24 m)