Antique Persian Kerman, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century– A subtly articulated medallion pattern unfolds gracefully across the field of this sumptuous antique Kerman, inspired by French Aubusson and Savonnerie carpets. The medallion itself occupies the center, rendered in an openwork mesh of flowering vines. A similar viney mesh surrounds the medallion as an oval corolla, enclosed yet again by surrounding cornerpieces of the same configuration. A narrow, unassuming vinescroll border frames the field, virtually merging into the cornerpieces. The soft palette of pale aubergine on soft golden tan is luminous, accented of course by the thick, lustrous Kerman pile.