Khorassan 1696

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11’  x 19’ 6”  This magnificent purple color antique Persian Khorasan rug is a masterpiece of breathtaking splendor. It has an all-over design.  This tone of light purple is very rare and extremely attractive and desirable.  The rug is in the style of the famous 1600s rug known as William Clark's "Kerman Vase Carpet" also referred to as the "Sickle-Leaf Vase" rug sold by Sotheby's for $33.8 million which is the record price for the most expensive rug ever sold.

The main background of the field is a rich deep purple or aubergine colo.  The rich purplish tone of the background is beautifully adorned with floral renderings in subtle shades of soft sandy yellow, rustic light blue,  pastel magenta, and navy blue. 

Dimensions:  11’  x 19’ 6”
Date of Manufacture:  1st Quarter of the 1900s
Place of Origin:  Persia
Material:  Wool pile on a cotton foundation with vegetable dyes
Condition:  Wear consistent with age and use

Product ID: 1696

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