4' 10" x 8' 2"
Circa 1880
Northeast Persia
Ref no. 212
Khorassan #1
Khorassan - 4' 10" x 8' 2"
Reminiscent of a fine Kashmir embroidered shawl, a staggered design of ‘Boteh’ or paisley motifs in repeating rows unfolds rhythmically across the field of this sumptuous little antique Khorassan. The deep, pungent palette of rose and aubergine is punctuated by repeating motifs in shades of apricot, producing a latent horizontal striped effect within the overall design. The main border has a staggered vinescroll, subtly echoing the staggered arrangement of the field design, while echoing as well its color effects. Minor borders with dark outlines provide the requisite framing accent for the border in the midst of the consistent, harmonious deployment of color.