Antique Oversize Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: Late 19th century– This magnificent antique Persian rug, a large oversize Kerman carpet displays a marvelous assortment of botanical decorations rendered in a regal, richly varied color palette and executed with an astounding level of detail. The saturated ruby-red field is adorned with a sophisticated compound latticework pattern that displays extended cartouches and secondary quatrefoils that emerge from the saturated garnet-tone ground. Each ornamental cartouche is filled with a vivid variety of vases, shrubs and ostentatious floral sprays that incorporate hairline details and a multitude of clear colors. Eight-part borders anchor the lavishly appointed field and complement its precise proportions. Kaleidoscopic quatrefoils, exuberant blossom clusters and strap-work guard-bands create a magnificent phalanx that balances the heavy composition. This incomparable oversized rug, an antique Kerman carpet, displays maximized decorations with awe-inspiring details that redouble the beauty of these enlarged design elements.