Antique Northwest Persian, late nineteenth centuryThe term ‘Northwest’ is used to designate a distinctive group of antique Persian rugs and carpets produced in the Trans-Caucasus region, but whose precise origin remains unknown. True to form, this magnificent example seems closely related to the Bidjar, Serapi, and Bakshaish carpets of Northwest Persia, but nonetheless it stands apart. Here a grand indented diamond medallion in ivory and black floats within a lush complex Mina Khani or trellis design of multi-colored vines and palmettes, all set against a dramatic black ground. A vinescroll border on a red ground offers the perfect framing effect. The unusually varied and rich coloration suggests ties with Kurdish weaving as well.
Style: North West
Size: 7. ft 01 in x 16 ft 08 in (2.16 m x 5.08 m)