Antique Gallery Size 17th Century Isfahan Persian Rug 3338
This antique Oriental Isfahan carpet is a masterpiece of Classical Persian weaving with a grand floral composition of undulating vines and palmettes.
Breathtaking Gallery Size Antique Isfahan Persian Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 17th century – A grand floral composition graces the field of this masterpiece of Classical Persian weaving. Flowering vines and palmettes undulate outward to the sides up the length of the field in harmonious bilateral symmetry. Time has turned the magenta ground a deep rose lavender, but it still provides a lovely setting for the soft green and golden tones used to render the vines and the animals that frolic amidst them. The border is quite extraordinary, consisting as it does of cartouches made up of floral bouquets. The dominant green of these cartouches contrasts nicely with the lavender and tan viney mesh that comprises the background of the border. The minor borders of stepped half-rosettes look almost lace like in their delicate precision. Classical Persian carpets are often standard in their design, however impressive they may be. This one, however, has a uniqueness that is very hard to come by in carpets of this age and style.