Beautiful Vase Design Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century– A branching, balanced design in the center of this Persian rug creates a regular array of flowers. Situated into four columns, each row of floral pieces is unified by a consistent theme, such as striped petals, orchid shapes, leaf-backed lily forms or diamonds filled with tiny forked flowers. A faded blue sets the foreground off of this antique Persian Kerman carpet, accenting its reds and darker blues. Staggered from the main arrangement, further intricate floral elements stud the central rectangle on this rug. A wide border with matching ornate shapes sets off the main design, itself edged with smaller bars full of tiny but intricate flowers unified by the matching color scheme.