Northeast Persian Antique Carpet
13' 8" x 20' 10" (417cm x 635cm) Late 19th Century
DORASHT, Northeast Persian
13' 8" x 20' 10"
417cm x 635cm
Late 19th Century
An tremendous achievement in a seldom-encountered weaving style, this superbly crafted palace size Dorasht antique carpet demonstrates a deeply engaging natural palette. Its expansive field holds an unusually dynamic allover floral pattern of painstakingly detailed overscale rosettes and flower heads, punctuated at its center by a highly original diminutive medallion in glowing ivory. In this naturally dyed antique Persian rug, the deep rose red field provides an inviting backdrop to its joyous palette that includes a surprising range of rich green and a potent saffron yellow. A sophisticated border suite further reveals its masterful workmanship and great attention to detail.
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