8' 7" x 10' 3" 2nd Quarter, 19th Century
LAVER KIRMAN, Southeast Persian
8' 7" x 10' 3"
2nd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) With breathtaking delicacy of both design and color, this very early Laver Kirman is the absolute embodiment of the refinement found in only the best of antique Persian Court carpets. A one-of-a-kind vision created with an extremely fine weave, the fluid, all over floral design of an ethereal garden, replete with eight pairs of enchanting doves perched on blossoming boughs, floats spaciously on an alabaster field. Sublime shades of rare celadon, olive green and pale amethyst come together in gentle nuances, supporting the deeper tones of burgundy and Prussian blue that complete the celestial vision presented. This one-in-the-world, very old but well-preserved piece also reveals the inclination of master weavers in their time to underplay the field design with sketch-like floral ensembles that nevertheless enrapture the patient viewer with their intimate hand drawing. This masterwork is another of the sonís oldest pieces, Learn About This Rug Type