Antique Kashan, Persia, late nineteenth centuryThis magnificent antique Persian Kashan has a striking allover design of spiraled vinescrolls. The patterning is cleverly arranged so that the vines seem to suggest a latent circular or heart-shaped medallions. A palmette vinescroll makes up the main border, set against a deep navy ground that contrasts with the red ground of the field, reinforcing a framing of effect for the entire composition, while the gold- and ivory-ground minor borders mollify this somewhat. The saturated brilliance of the color is matched by the lustrous velvety quality of the wool pile in the classic Kashan tradition.
Size: 10 ft 06 in x 21 ft 04 in (3.20 m x 6.50 m)