Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim, Origin: Persia, Circa: Early 20th Century – Defying rustic ideals and the provincial stereotype, this striking antique Persian Mazandaran kilim exhibits a powerful selection of hyper-saturated colors that give this decorative flat-weave floor covering a thoroughly modern appearance. Color, proportion and natural flat-weave patterns are perfectly balanced in this hand-woven creation. A broad aisle of tonal ruby and cerise forms a dramatic esplanade that cuts through the composition and separates the decorative, more intricately patterned side panels, which double as minimalist borders. These lateral panels display a superb selection of abrashed stripes and abstract patterns produced by ombre gradations in the heavily dyed fibers. These abrashed patterns resemble horizontal paint strokes that display variable levels of saturation ranging from deep scarlet reds to softer rose tones and closely related hues that give this antique kilim a harmonious tonal visage.