ISFAHAN, Central Persian
10' 6" x 16' 8" Circa 1950 $9,900, with 20% courtesy: $7,920
A plethora of delicately crafted leaves and diminutive flowerheads bring balanced formality to the field of this majestic overscale Isfahan carpet. Throughout, color is a central focus of this city carpet's stirring artistry, seen first in the magnificent arctic blue, mint green and peach colored starburst medallion that expands onto a botanical field of crimson red. Precisely drawn arabesques dance across the lush reserve carrying blossoms and flowers in a range of blue hues. Even more compelling is the cerulean blue border that is adorned with finely woven arabesques and vinery giving the perfect counterbalance to the interior of the piece. In heavier pile condition, this breathtaking Isfahan was made to bring joy for many generations.