Antique Persian Khorassan Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: First Quarter of the Twentieth Century – Featuring an elaborate series of borders as well as bold and vibrant coloration throughout, this antique Khorassan carpet exemplifies the sophistication of the style. Antique Khorassan rugs and carpets are celebrated for their rich classical beauty and elevated aesthetic ideal – qualities that are very much on display in this remarkable example. The borders are especially remarkable – a series of no fewer than seven inner and outer borders interact with one another to give the perimeters of the carpet a sense of great energy and complexity. This is carried on in the corner pieces, as well as in the remarkable central medallion. Indeed, the only portion of the carpet that is lacking in extraordinary detail work is the field, which is a simple stark space of dark blue. This contrasts delightfully with the complexity found elsewhere in this antique Persian carpet. This gives the whole carpet a profound sense of unity and balance. A beautiful example, this antique Khorassan carpet from Persia exemplifies this important style.