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West Central Persian Antique Carpet
8' 8" x 11' 11" (264cm x 363cm) Circa 1875
FERAHAN, West Central Persian
8' 8" x 11' 11"
264cm x 363cm
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This melodic, extremely finely knotted carpet exemplifies the Ferahan tradition's masterfully fluent, inventive ability to create emotive allover patterns. This town's signature, revolutionary aesthetic is on full display, offering thrillingly deconstructed, yet naturalistically observed, botanical ornaments. The extraordinarily complex, kaleidoscopically repeating field design veils a dexterously nuanced technique of expansion and compression. As the eye traces downward, an orchestration of soaring feathery garlands shifts hue from glorious rose to vermillion to coral. Other colors in the surprisingly wide-ranging palette were carefully chosen for visual depth and harmony. Luminous sapphire, sage and jungle greens, cerulean, and saffron blush successfully coalesce upon a highly sought-after ivory ground to the well-earned fascination and admiration of the viewer. In extremely good floor condition at nearly 150 years of age, its s
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