The inspiration for this superb piece is a 17th Century Polonaise, a design of Polish origin woven at a workshop of the Persian court. It presents a marvelous artist's conception of sinuous vines that form flowing, flower-laden arabesques across a dazzling field of cherry red and or soft beige. Details in azure, jade and gold add to the sparkling effect. Of special note are the oversized blossoms that spill off the field and peek out from the intricate four-layered border, following the design of the antique Polonaise. It creates one more element of visual excitement in a rug that can barely contain its
sensual, curvaceous appeal.