Antique Kashan, Persia, circa 1910 - On this sumptuous antique Kashan a richly contoured and finely embellished medallion with finials spews forth a spiraled mesh of fine vinescrolls teeming with tiny flowers and palmettes on a jet black ground. Elaborate arabesque cornerpieces enclose the field echoing the detail and coloration of the medallion. In turn a vinescroll main border echoes the design of the field on a somewhat fine scale, framing the overall composition while preserving a uniform design texture and palette. As a result this piece strikes an ideal balance between the spirit of classic Persian rug design and the harmonious principles essential to the best decorative carpets.
Size: 10 ft 06 in x 16 ft 06 in (3.20 m x 5.03 m)