Beautiful and Finely Woven Antique 19th Century Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1890 — This spectacular antique rug displays a large central ornate medallion in shades of red, cream, pink, beige, gray and black. It offers a floral motif, showcasing a multitude of red-centered white blossoms and four large white blossoms tinged in red around a central red flower. Four ornate floral spandrels in red, black, cream and pink hues mark the corners, cascading flowers downwards along the edges of the field. The cream border carries a floral motif. It is surrounded on either side by narrower black guard borders densely populated with flowers. A narrow interior border encloses the field, reflecting the same design pattern and colors as the border itself. Located in South Central Iran, Kerman became a center of rug production during the 1400’s.