This small format Kashan rug novelly reinterprets classical Persian garden design from the seventeenth century. It incorporates various abstracted flowers and vegetal forms within a quilt-like field pattern of diamonds. A larger central square draws a quatrefoil made from four elongated palmettes, from which all other elements seem to emanate. The diamond theme is repeated in the border, where a traditional Persian linked palmette border has been transposed into a series of squares.
Kashan20th C. (2nd Q)
- "As found" from a private collection. Even low pile with a small number of cotton warp knots starting to show. What are normally fringed ends have been wrapped with blue wool to match selvedge edges. This could be removed at the discretion of the buyer to reveal traditional short fringe.
- 4' 8"
- 6' 7"
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