Isfahan Sirafian (Private Collection)
Measuring 2.36 by 1.5 meters, this Isfahan carpet is not just a floor covering; it’s a work of art that exudes luxury and beauty. Whether placed in a grand living room or an intimate setting, this carpet from Persian Carpet Gallery’s Master Antique Collection promises to be a statement piece, adding a touch of opulence to any space. Purchase it today with complete confidence and bring the allure of Persian craftsmanship into your surroundings.
The intricacies of the central medallion, with its orbiting satellites forming a captivating pattern, set the stage for the rich narrative that unfolds across the carpet. The carefully detailed vine, adorned with numerous motifs, gracefully guides the eye through the expansive field, offering a journey of discovery.
The interplay of colors, from the autumn hues in the main field to the iridescent blue of the spandrels, creates a stunning contrast that enhances the overall visual impact. The subtle introduction of a less intense blue at the center adds a touch of balance and continuity. The inner guard border, with its lovely tan shade, complements the array of motifs in the main guard border, contributing to the carpet’s harmonious composition.
If one goes through the process of describing each aspect of the carpet, such as the rosette, central medallion, the drops, the colours of the spandrel, the beauty of the main field of the carpet, the guard borders, the outer guard borders, you can get lost in looking at the minutiae and not see the beauty of the woods.
This is a carpet to be enjoyed in its totality, as the colours do come together most extraordinarily, and without one aspect of the carpet, the carpet is diminished enormously. The magnificent central medallion has orbiting at the innermost a series of very small satellites that comprise together a circular shape. This expands out as eternity also moves forward, and shapes become once more satellites which revolve around the centre, and from there, there are more patterns and motifs expanding out. The shape of the rosette then gives way to the field of the carpet, which contains an enormous number of motifs around a vine that you can almost trace in its entirety and move through the field of the carpet, starting at one spot and continuing to another. At times though, the vine has at its end point some flowers which look very beautiful, but there is the continuation of the vine nonetheless.
All of this is contained within an assortment of features, some of which is the inner guard border which is a lovely tan type colour, and the other aspects of it are in the spandrels on the top and bottom of the carpet, the most iridescent type of blue colour, which provides enormous contrast with the other more autumn colours of the carpet, save and except that at the centre of the carpet there is also the inclusion of the colour blue, very very close to the very centre. This is a less intense blue, but it's nonetheless the same spectrum of blue as in the spandrels. The main guard border is a repetition of most beautiful motifs with an assortment of colours.
This is a magnificently beautiful carpet, and it would make a wonderful inclusion in any setting that required a statement of absolute luxury and beauty. Purchase it today with complete confidence.