Antique Khorassan Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: turn of the 20th Century – Crafted in the renowned weaving city of Khorassan, this stupendous antique Persian rug is an archetypal city carpet with saturated colors, lustrous materials and impeccably drawn botanical motifs spread across a palace-sized field. Regal hues of midnight blue and marigold yellow are juxtaposed in the circular medallion and undulating frame that wraps around the edges of the field. Narrow floral borders with crisp right-angle corners flatter the undulating strap work calyxes that define the curvaceous frame and line the edges of the sumptuous marigold field. Delicate bouquet-filled vases adorn each recessed cove along the perimeter while flowing into the sensuous arabesque that meanders around the medallion and flamboyant pendants. From the grandest compositional features to the tiniest outlines and shaded accents, this antique palace-sized carpet from Khorassan represents an outstanding level of craftsmanship and artistry.