Antique Kerman Runner, Persia, early twentieth centuryA dazzling ‘millefleurs’ or thousand flower design reminiscent of Kashmir embroidered shawls proliferates across the surface of this lavish antique Kerman runner. The palette of blues, greens, and lavender tones is especially lovely against the warm ivory ground of the field. The border is composed of similar elements, but set against dark ground for contrast. A closer look reveals that leafy vine elements freely cross the boundary between field and border, adding to the feeling of burgeoning lushness.
Size: 2. ft 10 in x 16 ft 01 in (0.86 m x 4.90 m)