Beautiful and Rare Finely Woven Antique Silk and Metalic Thread Persian Souf Kashan Rug Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug Circa: Late 19th Century – This finely detailed antique Persian rug represents the best of the rare Persian Souf rugs. Countless elements and details come together to draw attention to the strong use of outlining and color. A metallic thread surface acts as the perfect backdrop to the activity at the foreground, where silky bright colors all stand against each other, as if etched onto a fine metal. Several thin lines surround the space around the border, which creates a seamless imprint that makes it appear as though the background of this antique rug dominates the entirety of the surface, broken up only by the elements at the foreground. A truly rare and magnificent example, this highly collectible rug is in a class of its own.