Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – A scalloped diamond medallion sits amidst a field strewn with floating palmettes, vines, and floral sprays on this wonderful antique Kerman. The medallion has a deep green ground echoed only by two pendant finials at either end within an otherwise pale golden field. The main border is the palest shade of green barely distinguishable for the field. Here again its framing function relies on the inner minor border and an outer edge zone which pick up the ground color of the medallion. Despite the rich complexity of its ornamental detail, this carpet has a light, open quality that makes it eminently decorative.