LAVER KIRMAN, Southeast Persian, 4ft 7in x 7ft, 2nd Quarter, 19th Century

LAVER KIRMAN, Southeast Persian, 4ft 7in x 7ft, 2nd Quarter, 19th Century




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Claremont Rug Company is pleased to present this exquisite new addition to our featured arrivals collection, a graceful early floral Laver Kirman. This over 175-year-old antique Persian Laver Kirman carpet reflects the early 19th century approach to design in its floral motifs, made to a certain extent less curvilinear and simplified almost to abstraction. In this Persian art carpet’s central lobed cruciform medallion, artfully dissimilar pendants appear to show one continued blossom, giving the formal rug design both spaciousness and restraint. It also offers colors derived from an older dyeing process. Here very settled color tones result from an immersion in the dye bath from one to several months, penetrating deep into the fibers and producing an inimitable patina. Abrash in the exquisite soft blues is continual and understated, moving slowly from rare blue-green at bottom through periwinkle, Prussian blue and celadon. Overall this antique area size floral carpet, stirring with the use of a soft, but potent purple rose and a visual liquidity, offers a window into a time period much more relaxed and embracing than our own. This piece would make a stunning addition to any collection.

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