Antique Persian Mohtashem Silk Kashan Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Last Quarter of the 19th Century – From the rich colors and impeccable composition to the great attention to detail, this artful antique Mohtashem rug from Kashan epitomizes the style and finesse of great Persian designs. This handsome antique rug is a com-positional masterpiece on an impressively diminutive scale. The lavishly styled field focuses on a spectacular inset-lozenge medallion. This grand pendant-flanked lozenge is surrounded by flamboyant floral decorations set over a robust contrasting background that emphasizes the elegant juxtaposition of color. Bold outlines and rich colors skillfully highlight the decorative features and nuanced details that enhance each individual flower and articulated vine scroll. The flamboyant floral decorations are balanced by delicate vine-scroll borders and tiny florets that reflect the intense jewel tones, buttery yellows, mulberry purples and aqua blues that appear throughout the classically Persian composition.