Antique Kashan, Persia, circa 1900On this magnificent antique Kashan a stepped and scalloped ogival medallion in red and ivory nestles within a lush tangle of vines and flowers on a deep navy ground. In the four corners spandrels articulated in the form and palette of the medallion round out the field design. A red ground vinescroll border combines visually with the cornerpieces to produce a larger, complex frame for the field in classic Persian tradition. Here as in all great Kashans, the delicate beauty of the design relies of t he fine precision of the weave and the drawing.
Size: 10 ft 04 in x 14 ft 10 in (3.15 m x 4.52 m)