Antique Tabriz, Persia, circa 1900An allover Mina Khani or trellis design of slender, angular arabesques repeats rhythmically across the soft terracotta field of this lovely antique Tabriz. The particular configuration of the forms produces a series of sideways figure-eights which define in turn a latent or subtle reciprocal pattern of stars. Tiny floral, motifs fill and embellish the intervening areas of the red ground. The border of radiating star palmettes is unusual, and here the use of a sea green ground creates an appropriate framing contrast to the field, accented further by ivory-ground minor borders.
Size: 13 ft 02 in x 18 ft 03 in (4.01 m x 5.56 m)