LAVER KIRMAN, Southeast Persian
8' 11" x 11' 7" Late 19th Century $21,000, with 20% opportunity: $16,800
("New Arrivals Gallery") Extraordinarily fine detail abounds in this masterfully designed Laver Kirman. Its elegant curvilinear contours and scintillating soft color hues combine in an exquisitely balanced expression. An enchanting medallion reads like a floral supernova with wavy bursts of diverse flora. The range of scale exhibited by the realistically rendered, fluid botanical details fill nuanced cornerpieces, and exquisitely flower-packed borders engage with a series of cartouches with carefully crafted vitality. Both rich jewel tones and subtle pastels create magnificent visual chemistry through their dextrous juxtapositions. A chromatic orchestra of rose, ivory, currant, glimmering indigo, olive, and electrum creates a soothing harmony filled with continual color fluctuations known as 'abrash.' With an even medium pile, this well-preserved 130-year-old Kirman carpet's striking artistry would bring great sophistication and distinction to almost any room.