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Northwest Persian Antique Carpet
9' 5" x 11' 10" (287cm x 361cm) Circa 1875
(Connoisseur-Caliber - Investment Level)
SERAPI, Northwest Persian
9' 5" x 11' 10"
287cm x 361cm
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("New Arrivals Gallery") Radiating a folk art drama through a combination of overscale and underscale designs and ingenious asymmetries, this strongly collectible 150-year-old carpet embodies an intriguing primitive quality that harkens to earlier Serapi patterns with a spontaneous exuberance that is highly prized in this ancient village style. Its folkloric centerpiece begins with a loosely drawn starflower, enveloped by eight petals adorned with abstract botanical elements. Elegant scepter-like pendants extend along the central axis and integrate with a network of vinery that spreads like a roadmap between floral forms. Eccentric shapes resembling goggles and spiky-haired figures standing on the backs of camels emerge from the field. Its exquisite color palette is like a sunset in the Painted Desert embodied into a single art-level carpet. Great swaths of skillfully applied abrash striation imbue the natural chromatic tones of this rug with an arresting beauty that has become more poignant with time. A gently patinated surface of extremely durable medium height pile exposes the glistening quality of the oily mountain wool of this piece.
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