Antique Kerman, Persia, late nineteenth century A lavish allover design of flowering branches or vines repeats across the crimson-magenta ground of this lovely antique Kerman. The vines are arranged as vertical columns in a parallel staggered array that creates dynamic diagonal effects across the field. The has a lace-like variation of the classic Persian arabesque vinescroll on a mottle ground of lavender and magenta, with ivory-ground minor vinescrolls for framing emphasis. Despite the rich use of color, the design is nonetheless light and airy because of the liberal use of ivory detail across the entire surface.
Size: 8. ft 10 in x 12 ft (2.69 m x 3.66 m)