Come Celebrate & Support Shoreline Arts Alliance Mardi Gras 20’s Style!

Posted on February 4th, 2015 by Joshua Kebabian


     In celebration of the Shoreline Arts Alliance continued excellence in fulfilling its mission to “Educate, Exhibit, Enrich, and Encourage the arts, humanities, culture and heritage – by presenting performances by local, national and international artists; sponsoring competitions” …

     Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs, downtown New Haven since 1882,  is thrilled to donate an exquisite Antique Persian Lilahan which will be available for purchase during the LIVE AUCTION.

#35634    Antique Lilahan ca. 1925   5'2" x 6'6"

#36534 Antique Lilahan ca. 1925 5’2″ x 6’6″

     This sophisticated Antique Lilahan ca. 1925 measuring 5’2″ x 6’6″  was hand-knotted in the village of Lilahan in western Persia by Armenians.  This exceptional piece is valued at $3,500.  The vibrant palette includes red, navy, cornflower blue, chestnut, rose and burnished gold.  The artist’s design showcases a stunning center medallion which represents “window to  heaven” surrounded by a red field overflowing with a variety of exquisite, thoughtfully placed floral designs. The main border beautifully frames the piece with stylized floral elements including palmettes.

     This lovely work of art has given beauty and grace to a home for almost a century. Originally imported by Mihran Kebabian (2nd generation owner of Kebabian’s), later repurchased by his grandson, John Kebabian, (4th generation owner of Kebabian’s) from the granddaughter of the original owner.  The Lilahan is ready to start its next journey for many more years to come!

  The Event of the Season takes place this coming Saturday!

For more information and to purchase tickets:

Mardi Gras 20's Style Front red

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