Dense floral motifs and feathery foliage decorate this elegant late 19th century city carpet from Kerman. These ornate floral motifs form a series of kaleidoscopic medallions and quatrefoils that blend seamlessly into the background of spiraling arabesques. Ornate borders incorporating arching floral motifs and secondary borders decorated with bifurcated saz leaves enclose the field and complement the chic camel brown and sapphire color scheme. The ornate field is counterbalanced by a natural medallion featuring ogival curves and an auspicious crane, a symbol traditionally used to represent peace, longevity and good luck. The dense and finely detailed floral motifs included in this antique rug created during the last quarter of the 19th century represent the uncompromising craftsmanship and precision required to produce a high-impact carpet with impressive details and palatial elegance.