Silk Keysari Rug, Turkey, 1900 — The exceptional detail, precise lines, lush color, and complex pattern of this antique Keysari rug form a boldly artistic work . A subset of Turkish carpet renowned for beautifully fine artwork, the rich dyes and beautiful designs ensure Keysari carpets are uniquely suited as exquisite decorative statements. Soft cream provides the base of this elegant work, an ideal background for the rich hues of the complex motifs. The piece begins with an intricate border bearing a soft pastel floral motif, which gives way to a sophisticated blue border overlaid with complex floral patterns featuring the peony, pomegranate, and tree of life. A second border follows, rounding along a rich red and gold fence overlaid with a complex interlocking pattern of hyacinths. This gives way to the otherworldly core of the piece, a traditional vase motif lush with soft geometric floral. This lovely work provides the illusion of looking out a window upon an exotic, beautifully verdant garden on a warm day. Ethereal and lovely, the lush coloring, unique pattern, and dreamlike beauty ensure a fitting artistic statement.