Antique Silk Kerman Horse Cover, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th century – This magnificent silk horse cover created in Kerman features a formal composition with elegant repeating elements rendered in a regal combination of burgundy, golden-yellow and oxidized olive green. Elegant borders with foliate botehs set over a bold crimson background enclose the intricately patterned field. Large-scale spandrels decorated with grand botanical motifs support the mossy green, delicately abrashed field while intricate quatrefoils arranged in a tight repeating pattern decorate the arching upper panel. A beautiful trefoil cluster of flourishing botehs punctuates the intricately patterned background creating a formal medallion. The ancillary epaulette is decorated with a continuation of the elegant border motifs and a beautiful balance of golden-yellow vinescrolls with flourishing tendrils. This impressive antique silk horse cover from Kerman epitomizes the opulent details and luxurious features that can be incorporated into a functional, decorative item.