Antique Khorassan Rug, Persia, early 20th Century — Antique Khorassan Rug, Persia, early 20th Century — This magnificent Khorassan Rug presents six elaborate interlocking geometric designs on a richly textured light lavender-brown field. Strong cream, white, blue and black colors emerge in the ornate patterns. Floral motifs predominate, and each half of the rug mirrors the opposite side. The incredible detail and intricacy of the symbols convey a strong sense of attention to fine detail in every aspect. The rug contains a highly ornate blue border surrounded by elaborately decorated identical guard borders. For centuries, fine Persian rugs have enjoyed an internationally renowned reputation for superb craftsmanship and design. Outstanding Khorassan rugs enjoyed especial popularity during the period between the Eighth Century and the Mongol invasion.