9' 0" x 11' 3" (274cm x 343cm) Late 19th Century
$15,000, with 20% incentive: $12,000
LAVER KIRMAN, Southeast Persian
9' 0" x 11' 3"
274cm x 343cm
Late 19th Century
(High-Decorative) ("New Arrivals Gallery") From a heritage of court carpet-making during the Golden Age of Persian Weaving, Laver Kirmans are highly esteemed for their continually inventive, garden inspired patterns and soft tonalities punctuated by inky blues. Centermost in this striking carpet, a circular surround resting upon a starflower “blossoms” into spectacular, overscale starburst medallion. With lushly decorated vertical pendants, it dominates an antique ivory ground adorned with dense ruby red, pale rose, and occasional apricot blossoms. Cranberry corner pieces are graced with tiny blossoms and oval reserves holding rose-colored trees wreathed with flowers. An antique ivory main border continues the profusion of floral formality, rhythmically punctuated by sentinel-like cypress trees that traditionally, in the rug weaving world, signifies rebirth and the continuity of life. Learn About This Rug Type