Did You Know?: This antique seventeenth century Persian Rug shattered all auction price records and fetched nearly $34,000,000.
Earning the title of the most expensive rug ever sold, upon the final sale the room at Sotheby’s erupted into applause in a cathartic release of the excitement and energy that had been steadily building in the room as the price of the rug rose and rose.
More than tripling the previous record price paid for a rug, this amazing piece is a fantastic work of art of the highest order. According to Sotheby’s, the rug is a “sickle-leaf, vine scroll and palmette ‘vase’-technique carpet,” that is probably of Kerman origin, and had belonged to the Clark Collection.
Due to their historic value, timeless characteristics and color palette, Persian Vase carpets are highly sought after by rug collectors and connoisseur around the world. To honor this heritage and open up the opportunity to own a piece of history, our master artisans have recreated this timeless piece of art using the original weaving techniques and natural dyes in Mafi Signature’s Khanna Collection.