A distinctive Armenian (Caucasus region) design dating to the first half of the 17th is made even more unusual in its modern interpretation. Originally executed in a conventional palette of deep brick-red inner field with pattern details in blues yellow brown-black violet and white it is newly reimagined on a soft and subtly nuanced neutral ground. Details in persimmon smoky blues violet soft green and cafe au lait are delicately patinated to convey the impression of authenticity and age. Its ornamentation mirrors that of the ancient piece with a variegated stem pattern cup palmettes arabesque leaves and flattened hexagons. The floral work includes rosettes and irises. Enhanced by its shimmering taupe ground the overall effect is of supreme refinement and elegance.