Antique Khorassan Carpet, Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 — In a breathtakingly elegant way, this large Khorassan carpet displays four columns of vining pear-shaped buds in four rows; the flowers within any given row appear nearly identical to one another, and each row differs from the others in the fine details of the blossoms. The light brown field contains blue, black and white floral elements. A black border presents two interspersed and alternating palmettes in a scrolling pattern, with considerable care evident in terms of the presentation of smaller blossoms along the vine. The border uses several blue, white and red shades to create this motif. Two ornate creamy white guard borders repeat a floral vining pattern in exquisite detail. Khorassan rugs are noted for presenting closely highlighted and detailed representations of plants or animals. The tight knots permit these thick rugs to flatten out well when in use as a floor covering.