An Extremely Artistic And Fun Small Antique Pictorial Persian Kashan Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This exceptional antique Persian Kashan rug is a signature example of the city’s expressive pictorial style, which often uses minute lines and hash mark accents to create dramatic stylized figures. The detail-rich composition incorporates distant palm trees, precisely rendered buildings and rolling hills that add depth and perspective to the extraordinary scene. In the foreground, animated deer, graceful ducks and colorful fish add a lifelike quality to the composition and create a foundation for an imaginary story. The smallest details are carefully outlined in tonal colors, and subtle color variations produce dimensional shading on the smallest scale. This exceptional pictorial rug from Kashan is a stunning example of the artistic dedication needed to create such an immensely detailed work of art.