MOTASHAM KASHAN, Central Persian
10' 4" x 13' 3"
2nd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) ("Best-of-the-Best Sold in 2017") Of one-in-the-world aesthetic and collectible magnitude, this entirely virtuosic Motasham Kashan presents a departure from the signature medallion and corner piece format as well as the less often seen vase and Garden of Paradise design. Here an exquisitely articulated multi-medallion presentation blankets the field with all four edges revealing finely appointed, differing over-scale motifs surrounding this carpet’s centerpiece. The drawing of intertwining flowers in the field is superlative Motasham artistry at its finest, expressing an unmatched delicacy and astonishing diversity of types of blossoms. The very best early carpets such as this remain unrivalled in this aspect. Learn About This Rug Type