Beautiful and Finely Woven Antique Persian Floral Textile, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1920 – A regular pattern of orange and red flowers with light-hued leaves fills the black central area of this antique Persian textile. Five-petaled flowers with radial symmetry nestle against jagged leaves, and ferny fronds in yellow or red rest alongside. The fiery shades of this antique textile are balanced by the dark background, which peeps through between the blossoms and forms valleys within the pattern. A set of alternating bands surrounds the main field, each band alternating between carmine and creamy white. The same floral elements make up the design of the red borders but rendered in white, as if crafted from negative space. Thin lines of pale blue and red form a row of simple flowers through the central pair of white borders, limned like fine porcelain.