Extremely Fine Tribal Persian Bakhtiari Antique Shabby Chic Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This breathtaking and fine antique shabby Chic rug features a labyrinthine pattern of red and white diamonds over an almost black background forges across this antique Persian rug. Five tilted diamond shapes, alternating between red and white, align along the central axis of this antique Persian Bakhtiari rug. Simplistic in form, four-petaled blooms in each ornament are embellished with artful details in several hues. Flowering vines edge each quadrilateral, close against the stair-step boundary. This antique tribal rug design is anchored with an intricate throng of red and white lines, which is accented by goldenrod and dusky blue to give the piece added depth. This fascinating complexity is enclosed by a trio of borders, two narrow white bands with twining coils flanking a larger, red border. Colorful and simplified flowers are evenly spaced within the carmine space, accompanied by minuscule details that bring out the stark beauty.