4' 7" x 6' 2" (140cm x 188cm) Late 19th Century
$13,000, with 20% courtesy: $10,400
MISHIN MALAYER, Northwest Persian
4' 7" x 6' 2"
140cm x 188cm
Late 19th Century
Energetic, idiosyncratic, and deeply engaging, this truly singular antique Persian village rug has the artistic presence that incites intense interest. Precise drawing and dexterousl juxtaposition of contrasting hues bring razor-sharp clarity to this adventurous visual program, where ebullient palm fronds of several sizes are intermingled with orchids and botehs (paisley-like "Seed of Life" forms), all of which push forward onto a closer visual plane than the field of the deepest indigo. Note the endearing human figure in the center frond. Also, the seemingly endless array of paisley and earth tone hues, as if in a sumptuous watercolor painting.
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