East Meets West

East Meets West

Persian designs and European motifs combine in the rich and sumptuous POLONAISE collection by Jan Kath at FRONT.

‘The base for POLONAISE is old Persian carpets that were produced for Polish royalty. The traditional Persian designs were joined by European motifs, and the carpets even showed the crests of the rulers. If you look closely you will discover royal crowns, signet rings and lilies. A synthesis of East and the West – and the reason why the works were later erroneously termed POLONAISE carpets. About 300 of these extraordinary pieces still exist today.’ Jan Kath

The most beautiful of these inspired Jan Kath to create his POLONAISE collection. He reconstructed original colors, most of which had faded, added his own motifs, and used his signature antique finishing process.

Explore Jan Kath’s latest collection here.