Antique Persian Afshar Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Final Quarter of the 19th Century – Here is a genuinely beautiful and impeccably woven antique rug – an antique Afshar carpet that was woven in Persia during the latter decades of the nineteenth century. Extraordinarily complex throughout, this handsome Afhasr carpet features an impressive array of beautifully woven floral details. Indeed, there is hardly a square inch of this comely rug that is not decorated with a dense tangle of ornate floral details. A fine series of borders sets the tone for the remainder of this impressively complex composition: here, inner and outer borders frame a primary border that is resplendent with geometric floral details. Oranges, reds, and blues come together to give the detail great life and vitality. Within the field, the complexity of the detail work occurs at an even deeper level. Here, a seemingly endless splay of roses bedecks an even more complex foundation of vegetal and vine scroll elements. A hugely complex piece, this handsome Afshar carpet is an intriguing and compelling antique Persian rug.