Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This stunning antique Persian Kerman rug is an incomparable masterpiece with a tremendously decorative composition, an exquisite level of detail and an ornate inscribed cartouche. The beautifully patterned field is adorned with a tower of rounded escutcheons filled with fruit-laden date palms that are flanked by supportive lion figures with eagle’s wings and hoofed feet. The heraldic Persian-style composition incorporates savage predators with hairline details that are paired with sweeping curvilinear vine scrolls. The superbly decorated field displays a regal selection of carmine red, Kerman pink and soft neutrals that continues through the elaborately decorated borders. Even the ornate border cartouches feature complementary date palms and intricate hunting scenes that exaggerate the extreme decorative style of this masterful antique rug.