Kilim with polychrome squares and triangles

Circa 1900
Southern Persia
308 cm x 121
10'1" x 3'11"

Here the weaver arranged the pattern in horizontal rows, each decorated with polychrome squares alternated with a honeycomb matrix of sawtooth-edged triangles. The diagonal colour distribution of the squares is counterpointed by the apparently random palette of the triangles. What results is a composition that is in perpetual motion, as if continuing beyond the limits imposed by the border. A great example of that colour mastery that is a characteristic trait of the best flat-weaves of the Qashqa’i.

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