Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Beautifully showcasing the fine Kerman style, this breathtaking example serves as a testament for the never ending and enduring appeal of antique Persian rug design – especially in regards to classical and stately compositions. This outstanding antique rug preserves a classic design from the great era of Persian court carpets. The red ground central medallion and corner-pieces display the cloud-band arabesque, with floral wreaths or sprays arranged symmetrically around blue rosettes in the ivory areas. The whole field pulsates with sinuous ogival rhythms as each adjacent medallion tapers and swells from one to another. But ultimately the classic control and restraint predominates in the relatively simple narrow borders that frame and complete the entire composition. This antique and beautiful Persian rug is an alluring as exciting as it is beautiful and it exemplifies the finer aspects of the classic designs found and seen in Persian rug compositions.