Tribal Antique Ghashgai Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 — Bright, lovely, and supremely intriguing, this antique Ghasghai rug embodies stately warmth. Handwoven in the Fars province of southwestern Iran, this magnificent piece sports the signature geometry and warm colors unique to Ghashgai carpets. The piece begins with a narrow border of cream and pale brown patterned with delicate renderings of blossoms. This gives way to a series substantially brighter borders, each bearing unique floral geometry, the intricacy of which increases as the heart of the piece draws nearer. Three magnificent medallions depicting the traditional scarab beetle motif dominate the piece, emphasized by a deep black background patterned with painstakingly detailed floral motifs. Warm cream patterned with symbols of the peony and the lotus fill the corners, echoing the design of the medallions. The singular color scheme, intricate detail, and flawless symmetry make this antique rug a stunning artistic statement.