Qashqai Pelas
9' 4" x 9' 8"
Circa 1900
South Persia
Ref no. 2137
Qashqai  Pelas #1
Qashqai Pelas
Initially this antique Qashqai Pelas appears to be monochrome, and considering the exquisite quality and intensity of its color, one color could well suffice here. But a more careful look discloses the many subtle gradations of terracotta in fine irregular stripes and bands that actually make up the design. There is in consequence a gentle, underlying rhythm that ripples across the field, creating an illusion of space and depth to complement and enhance the wonderful tonality of the piece.