A rare antique Persian Laver carpet,
c.1870, Kirman, finely woven throughout with dense scrolling floral and foliate motifs, the field centred with a multi-pointed lozenge, signed in Arabic to one of the borders,
655 x 376cm
The city of Kirman in North-East Persia has been the centre of fine rug-weaving since the 17th century and enjoyed a particular renaissance in the 19th century, when rug-weaving became more widespread. It was at this point that Kirman established itself as a centre of fine weaving in the Persian tradition. 19th century Kirman carpets, particularly those of the Laver group, are known for their technically superior weaves, delicate drawings and an incomparable range of varied colours. This is a wonderful early example of its type with remarkable quality and an array of harmonious colours. It is particularly rare to find one in such a large format.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 14th Dec 2021
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