Oversized Large Antique Persian Kerman Lavar Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Expertly composed, this inventive antique Oriental rug from Kerman showcases a lively repeating pattern comprised of pictorial vignettes. Mirror-image repeats seamlessly connect the individual scenes while creating a variety of kaleidoscopic intersections. Equestrian masters, towering minarets, modest bathers and verdant trees are combined to create a harmonious repeating pattern that is full of nuanced details and a dash of humor. The beautifully executed pictorial scenes are juxtaposed by layers of traditional border patterns. Artful main borders adorned with dramatic rosettes and flourishing Saz leaves are enclosed by multiple sets of secondary and tertiary borders that feature elaborate latticework patterns, intricate floral motifs and articulated vine scrolls formed by bifurcated calyces. This exceptional antique Kerman rug incorporates original patterns, masterful details and traditional design principles that are paired with an assortment of new, creative ideas.