This grand Indo-Kirman carpet is a truly international piece. Woven in a workshop in northern India, the design recalls those of the famous nineteenth century Lavar Kirman carpets of southeastern Persia. These, in turn, reflected a budding taste in Persia of contemporary European Neoclassical style. Undoubtedly, this aesthetic was likewise appreciated in the European market, for which this piece was most probably woven. Though the red lac dye which characterizes the palette of so many Kerman carpets was itself imported from India, this piece seems to defer to another Indian sensibility based on earthier tones accented by cool blues and greens.
Indo-KirmanLate 19th C
- Significant areas of restoration of wear primarily due to corrosive dyes.
- 10' 5"
- 13' 9"
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