Antique Silk Persian Textile, Origin: Persia, Circa: 19th Century – Here is an elegant and masterfully woven antique textile – an antique silk textile that was woven in Persia during the nineteenth century. An effortlessly graceful and sophisticated work, this antique silk textile from Persia features a beautifully drawn pattern that rests on top of a simple apricot colored field. The design of this antique silk embroidery, which is exceptionally fine throughout, is especially ingenious. Here, the detail work is so rich and carefully woven that anywhere it is absent feels like negative space – like a different part of the composition. Throughout the carpet, elaborate vine scrolls of deep blue unwind, blossoming into beautiful light red flowers at regular intervals. The very center of the carpet is lacking in this detail work that is so prevalent everywhere else, creating a sort of field. Within this space, the central detail of the textile is on full display: a beautiful potted tree in an elegant pot blossoms here, infusing the carpet with a great deal of energy and excitement. A beautifully executed composition, this antique silk textile from Persia is a truly compelling example.