Antique Persian Khorassan Runner Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – Here is a charming and elegant antique rug – an antique Khorassan composition, featuring a beautiful classical design that elegantly unfolds over the eleven feet of its length. A classically composed series of borders beautifully frames the entire composition, elegantly incorporating the rust and blue tones that characterize the rest of the piece in a series of gracefully rendered floral and vine scroll elements. Within these elegant, classical borders is a series of corner pieces and side piece, which serve to give the border more authority within the narrow format of this runner. These graceful additional detail elements feature beautifully splaying floral designs as well as winding vine scrolls, infusing the runner with a dynamic energy that runs both vertically and horizontally. The field itself carries on in this manner, featuring a beautiful shade of blue throughout, which very effectively carries the rust-colored detail work. A very pale shade of green appears throughout the detail work of the field of this antique Persian carpet as well, contrasting intriguingly with red-orange rust hue, as well as with the soft cornflower tonality of the blue. The detail work itself throughout the field is characterized by a grace and simplicity, with large vegetable elements, including leaves, unfolding and developing beautifully, even within the narrow horizontal space of this runner. A classically composed and masterfully executed composition, this antique Persian Khorassan runner rug is a delightful piece.