Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim, Origin: Persia, Circa: Early 20th Century – This brilliant antique Persian Mazandaran kilim artfully explores the wonders of color, texture and perception through a simple pattern of flat-weave stripes. Dark black-and-white stripes occupy alternating panels, creating a somber bark-like effect with snippets of clear fleecy white that emerge when the stripes are widened. The gravitas of these heavy, dark panels is juxtaposed beautifully by poly chromatic stripes that display beautiful berry tones, fruity reds, mustard yellows and stony neutrals set over a chic ivory ground. The intensity, tonality and contrast of the multi-color stripes produce a brilliant op-art effect as neighboring colors fight for supremacy. Bold berry tones dominate sections while others display the darker black stripes or the subtle pop of color provided by the glowing golden tones that add to the beauty of this traditional Persian kilim.