Antique Persian Paisley Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Final Quarter of the Nineteenth Century – Here is a unique and charming antique Oriental rug – an antique Kerman rug that was woven in Persia during the latter years of the nineteenth century. A small piece measuring under four square feet, this charming Kerman carpet from Persia is characterized by a composition that features different styles of botehs, or paisleys, in both the border and the field sections. Colored with a pallet of muted browns and reds, this small Persian rug boasts a quiet, somber quality that is interrupted by the energy of its many botehs. Narrow inner and outer borders surround a primary border, which is populated by a series of botehs outlined in red. Small floral details appear between these botehs, giving the border a rich and complex quality. Within the field, a similar pattern unfolds. Here, fourteen individual botehs are presented, each outlined with dark brown. In the space between the individual botehs, a charming splay of leafy vine scrolls unfolds, with colorful vegetation peaking through at regular intervals. A charming antique Oriental rug, this antique Kerman carpet from Persia is a lovely example.