Kerman Rug, Persia– This antique room-sized rug from Kerman is a veritable work of art that embodies the elegance and sophistication of Persia’s famous city carpets. Exquisite botanical designs with well-tempered colors and fine details are expertly combined to create a perfectly proportioned composition based on an ageless model of style and elegance. The warm nut-tone field is covered with an extraordinary large-scale repeating pattern that features Shah Abbasi palmettes paired with outward-facing flower heads and pendulous botehs that resemble dangling fruits. Arching floral sprays frame each repeating element and unify the extraordinarily detailed pattern. Ruby-colored guard bands adorned with compound floral sprays frame the marvelous floral field and handsome curvilinear borders, which show exactly why Persian designs were adopted as a standard of elegance in Europe and around the world.