Beautiful Antique Blue Background Isfahan Persian Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Delightfully dizzying in its complexity, a many-layered medallion centers this antique Persian Isfahan rug. The largest outer layer of this beautiful Persian rug is shaped like a blossom with arabesque petals and captures the attention with an intricate floral pattern that spilled over a white backdrop. Each successive layer draws the eye inward, descending deeper into a colorful mandala, seeking the next hue as if without end. The heavy contrast of a stark navy blue color field around the medallion grounds the artwork. The dark space teems with looping swirls of flowers and fronds spreading in a perfectly symmetrical display. Red, blue and white filigree rests in each corner of this antique rug, angling toward a band of artfully illustrated borders.