Kilim, Persia, Early 20th Century – Ideal for a modern interior or mid-century space, this stylish antique Persian kilim achieves a remarkable level of modernity long before the rise of minimalist art. The asymmetric composition is broken down into four distinctive yet closely related parts, each displaying an original visage and unique proportions of light, dark and mid-tones. Fleecy brown stripes in alternating widths exhibit a sense of stylistic freedom and a rich hand-crafted character. Subtly shaded warp threads run through the stripes and embolden the exquisite flat-weave textures. These minimalist surfaces allow the hand-woven details to shine through and enhance the simplistic pattern. The consistency of the earthy stripes and neutral-tone color variations are countered effectively by the disparate mustard yellow and bole brown panel, which has a colorful, heavily patterned visage and decidedly mid-century aesthetic.