Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim, Counry of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This brilliant antique Mazandaran Persian Kilim is a fabulous example of minimalism from the isolated province of Mazandaran. Glamorous tiger stripe panels in bold hues of fleecy black and lava red book-end the striking four-panel composition. In the center, soft citrine yellow and bole brown stripes give the constant tiger stripe pattern a different complexion. This juxtaposition of related stripes in distinctive colorways explores the unique relationship between pattern and color as well as the visual effects produced by altering tone and contrast. Constant stripe patterns reinforce the minimalist aesthetic while contrasting colors add a remarkable level of interest. This striking flat-woven antique Mazandaran Persian Kilim rug is a glowing example of minimalism powered by the creativity and freedom unique to home-based crafters who aren’t hindered by artistic rules but achieve principled results.