Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 — In South-Central Persia, Kerman boasts a tradition of carpet weaving that dates back to the thirteenth century. Due to a constant abundance of superb local wool, called Carmania wool, a wide diversity of well crafted rugs originated from this region. The fibers of Kerman rugs are known to be resilient and durable, with expertly blended colors. Finely executed vinery trails across the middle panel of this antique Persian rug. The curve-linear patterns are shaped into voluptuous medallions and swirling floral emblems, all encircled by an exquisite trellis of blossoms. A series of whimsical borders surround the central field. Each of these borders displays an organic pattern of stylized flowers and leaves. With a general color scheme of chocolate-brown, tan, off-white and black, there are also some touches of sage green. The total composition of this antique rug demonstrates an understated elegance.