Indian Rug, India, Early 20th Century – Created in India, this outstanding antique Indo Persian rug depicts a spectacular ogival medallion that is surrounded by a lush poly chromatic forest of sinuous vine scrolls, animated predators and beautifully detailed birds that are set over a luxurious ruby-red background. Dramatic beasts attacking naturalistic animals and ornamental birds with decorative tail feathers are carefully worked into the enrapturing network of naturalistic trees and luxurious vine scrolls that traverses the field. The opulent style is heightened in the regal borders and Kufesque guard band. Exquisite large-scale palmettes, thickened vine scrolls and lifelike animals adorn the stately sapphire-colored background. The elaborate arabesque is filled with swirling cloud bands and stylized botanical motifs that capture and reflect the palatial style of this alluring antique Indian rug.