Antique Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Kerman is famous for its superfluous floral patterns woven with a charming combination of magenta, pink and light blue. Woven in the late 19th century, this antique corridor carpet features softly oxidized colors, precise shading and hairline details that are hallmarks of a bygone era in carpet weaving and design. Spiraling arabesques with recurving vinescrolls feature prominent palmettes and decorative rosettes based around central quatrefoils. Hairline details highlight the petals of each dainty rose bud and lush lotus-blossom palmettes. Narrow borders, multiple guardbands and superfluous decorations woven in softly oxidized colors add to the stately appearance of this antique city carpet from Kerman.