West Central Persian
3' 5" x 4' 10" (104cm x 147cm) Late 19th Century
$7,500, with 20% incentive: $6,000
FERAHAN, West Central Persian
3' 5" x 4' 10"
104cm x 147cm
Late 19th Century
("New Arrivals Gallery")This incredibly finely crafted 130-off-year-old Ferahan mat reveals the depths of the elite Ferahan style's great creative originality, where occasionally an Avante Guard showpiece such as this breaks the mold of earlier designs. Here, a veritable sea of stylized botehs and delightful bird motifs combine into a rhythmic allover pattern. The multi-niche spandrels that frame the field contain a menergerie of creative, continually changing motifs to be discovered. The well-dyed palette is restricted to indigo, khaki, and an arresting red-orange hue, focusing attention on its adventurous pattern. The tremendous crispness of drawing is vividly seen in the chiseled contours of its borders.
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