Antique Persian Mazandaran Kilim, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This marvelously modern Mazandaran kilim exemplifies the region’s transcendent style, which surpasses its pre-modern era and rural roots. Narrow panels of delicate stripes display an exquisite melange of colors, patterns and textures that have a modern cottage-style appearance. Simple black-and-white stripes are juxtaposed against chic pink pastels, strong light and dark patterns and colorful side panels that display a patriotic assortment of periwinkle, red and white arranged in a clever alternating manner. This magnificent antique Kilim rug boasts the joyful exuberance of provincial weavers is illustrated beautifully in this antique yet thoroughly modern creation. Ancient stripes, one of civilization’s oldest ornaments and most universal weaving patterns, are given a new visage that is exceptionally modern. The variety of patterns, colors and multi-width stripes is juxtaposed perfectly by the simplistic composition that greatly enhances this Persian Kilim’s minimalist appeal.