West Central Persian
10' 11" x 13' 10" (333cm x 422cm) Circa 1910
$24,000, with incentive: $19,200
MAHAL, West Central Persian
10' 11" x 13' 10"
333cm x 422cm
("New Arrivals Gallery")
Representative of the top-tier of Persian Mahal village carpets from the turn of the 20th century, this virtually 11x14 piece offers a panoply of both rich and subtle naturally dyed colors and a stylized botanical all-over design that continually reinvents itself through an adroit use of color-shifting. Note both its range of balanced secondary hues, from powder to cobalt blues, from pumpkin to coral to warm brick red, from golden-celadon from cocoa. Also examine how similar designs are rendered in subtly reinvented forms and different color tones across the rug's field, which invites the viewer to gaze on its lustrous, lanolin-rich wool’s surface over and over again. Its exceedingly good condition with heavier pile and just a modicum of sporadic wear makes this 120-year-old Decorative carpet perfect for an oft-used space, such as a great room or dining room.
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