Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet, Circa Early 20th Century — The foundation of this bold Khorassan carpet is a deep, sophisticated red, a color that fittingly denotes both warmth and strength. Strict geometry in the borders contrasts beautifully with the rounded, complex pattern that defines this striking piece. A traditional crenellated fence gives way to narrow borders rich in fine detail. An echo of the fine crenellation frames a rich expanse of bold red color. Delicate birds of paradise encircle traditional floral motifs, giving this carpet its distinctive circular pattern. Rich in color, symmetry, and symbolism, this bold and complex antique rug is a peerless statement piece.