Dorokhsh Rug, Persia, Early 20th Century – Elegantly styled, this antique Persian Dorokhsh carpet features a stunning pendant-flanked octofoil medallion that exemplifies the village’s reputation for creating so-called decorator’s carpets. The elegant field showcases a classic medallion-and-corner composition that is accented with floating medallions, dramatic re curved pendants, elegant cartouches and arborescent motifs. Quadrants of the elegant palmette-spangled medallion are reflected in the detailed spandrels. The creamy ivory-colored field, which features subtle blue undertones, offsets the isolated medallions beautifully. Countless floral guard bands and elegant secondary borders decorated with a Hamsa like counter change pattern enclose the formal turtle and vine scroll main borders, which reflect the soft combination of powdery blue and dusty red that is featured throughout this stunning antique Dorokhsh rug.