Antique Persian Khorassan Animal Motif Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Last Quarter of the 19th Century – Here is a truly impressive antique rug – a Persian carpet of Khorassan design. This meticulously wrought, incredibly rich piece is characterized primarily by the beautifully woven field, which is practically running over with action. Incredibly detailed animal figures can be found just about everywhere – with red birds outlined in white, prancing white rams with red detail work, and gorgeous golden lions making up just a selection of the menagerie that is woven into this beautiful antique Khorassan. Equally impressively woven floral and vine scroll elements appear throughout, with each detail standing out brilliantly against the deep hue of the field. All of this is framed immaculately by an impeccable series of complex borders. The most striking border is the central border – a brilliant, bright red stretch against which golden lions and white ibexes dance, framed by flowing vine scrolls and comely floral designs. An impressively detailed work, this antique Khorassan is a breath-taking composition.