Antique Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – This beautifully and elegantly complex antique Oriental rug — an antique Persian Kerman carpet made in Persia some time around the turn of the twentieth century — is a stunning rug to behold. A complex tracery of interlacing vines and flowers unfolds with consummate balance and control across the filed of this sumptuous antique Kerman. Within this lush array, shaded deep tan bands serve to accentuate the scalloped forms of large medallions whose interior forms are accented with darker outlines. This sophisticated ornamentation is adapted to a linear format to produce the main border, endowing the whole carpet with a consistent color and pattern texture. The beautiful floral patterns of this rug combined with an overarching quality of master craftsmanship, serve to make it an antique Persian rug of the absolute highest order.