Large Oversized Antique Bakhtiari Carpet, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: First Quarter Of The 20th Century – 1920’s — The earthy, wild complexity of this fascinating antique Bakhtiari carpet captures the imagination. Subdued shades of gold contrast magnificently against the vivid dark heart of this dramatic artwork. A pair of neutral borders rendered in cream and muted orange frame the piece, immediately followed by a series of borders rich vivid color, masterful design, and minute detail. Intricate floral designs set against a dark base surround a broad border dominated by majestic peony symbols against a cream background. These swiftly give way to the breathtakingly intricate pride of this beautiful antique rug: a deep midnight background overlaid with a masterfully intricate pattern rich in meaningful symbolism, dominated by a magnificent rust medallion bearing a design of incredible beauty and intricacy. The masterful symmetry, densely intricate design, and rich color of this singular piece ensure bold artistic expression.