4' 7" x 6' 7" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
MOHTASHAM KASHAN, Central Persian
4' 7" x 6' 7"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(“LONDON VAULT COLLECTION")
Offering the delicate drawing of its genre, this Mohtasham Kashan features an exuberant color palette and an excellent rendering of its ornate motifs. Departing from the traditional medallion and corner piece format, here the rug is given a three dimensional effect through a window-like device that reveals an exquisite medallion floating on a cerulean blue base. Around this gently scalloped feature flower heads and vinery circle, out-scaling two pairs of parallel human figures subtly tucked away. Presenting a beautiful depiction of perhaps this tradition’s most alluring border design, this rug reflects a great dexterity to inimitably combine both inventive and classic elements. The midnight indigo in the spandrels and borders adds an additional layer of depth to this piece. Learn About This Rug Type