Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet 47648
Stately and intriguing, this Persian antique carpet boasts a unique composition, in addition to the fascinating way that the rug's borders and the field contrast with one another.
Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Stately and intriguing, this Persian carpet is characterized by its unique composition, as well as the interesting manner in which the borders and the field contrast with one another. The borders are complex on this Khorassan rug: a pair of inner and outer borders – each supported by inner and outer borders of their own – surround a large primary border within which a pattern of finely wrought floral and vegetative elements. Indeed, it is the impressive precision of the dark line work that defines these borders, and that contrasts so intriguingly with the field. The field is also classical, featuring an allover pattern of blossoming vine scrolls. These are rendered in pale gold with occasional flashes of fiery orange-red, all set against a soft blue. However, unlike in the borders, the detail work here is subdued, lacking the dark and sharp line work that makes the details in the borders so prominent. The overall effect is intriguing, with the carpet espousing terrific personality.