Large Decorative Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th century – This antique Persian rug is a large Kerman rug with antique tones like aged papyrus. The predominantly yellow and cream tones are accented with dark brown, deep slate blue and orange. As a notable centerpiece, a medallion with curling, fractal edges sits filled with the dark blue color and overlaid with dusky orange flowers. A fine scroll-work surrounds the piece like an aura, enclosing blossoms growing over stiffly delineated brown twigs. Continuing the ropy design, a coiling boundary like cresting waves sets off the dark corners of the interior. Light-hued borders surround the central area, filled with delicate floral patterning similar to that of bone china. The widest band’s ornaments are dark and ornate, echoing the design of this antique rug’s centerpiece.