Central Persian (SOLD)
7' 6" x 11' 2" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
MOHTASHAM KASHAN, Central Persian
7' 6" x 11' 2"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) ("Best-of-its-Type Sold in 2019”)TThis extraordinarily crafted Mohtasham Kashan in outstanding condition represents the highest achievements of this august style in the 3rd quarter of the 9th century. Its visage with its unique, elongated fluted medallion and reserve offers both crystal clarity and fluidity. Throughout, a profusion of elegant vines and gracefully arched flowers adorn the uncommonly balanced field and reveal a master's hand in its painstaking attention to detail. Utilizing the classic Mohtasham mid-tones, much variety is dexterously wrought from their subtle striation, reflected in the tonal quality of the medallion’s terra cotta variations that add much depth to an art rug. This mastery of abrash also plays a significant role in the magnificent rosette and ribbon meander border design that charges the entire carpet with an ineffable splendor. Learn About This Rug Type