Carpet pairs have been considered the ultimate collectibles in Persia for generations. Among major production centers, Tehran pairs are far rarer and harder to find than those of Kashan, Isfahan, Tabriz and Kerman.
This pair is equally sublime and sweet, relying on soft tones and elegant drawing. A majestic flowering vase is buoyantly upheld by a dense and richly ornamented landscape of blossoming vegetation. This rich garden is topped by a serene sky blue mihrab niche. Interestingly, the border reflects the same style and tones of the interior, which is a rare feature on any type of carpet.
The most desirable natural dyes are on display: pinks, greens, yellows, beiges and light blues. There is a very noticeable absence of indigo and burgundy, the two most dominant tones on classical Persian carpets.
Both rugs in the pair survive in excellent and perfect condition and have been together since the XIX Century. They are ravishingly beautiful and indisputably collectible. Yum.
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