Fine and Decorative Oversized Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Creamy tones wash over the intricate pattern that covers this antique Persian rug. Delicate but bold lines in a dark navy guide the floral design, picking out leafy structures behind perfectly even petals as well as slender, curving stems connecting each element. This beautiful antique Persian Kerman rug features a myriad of blossoms in white, light orange and the palest yellows unfurl, some with rigid, circular shapes and others formed of splaying fronds, each linked by the arching stitches in a complementary, deep shade. These components are arranged symmetrically about the center, vertical and horizontal halves mirroring with neat precision. A set of ornate borders encloses the central space of this antique rug, richly detailed in dark and light colors like fine porcelain. The lacy shapes line each band, including the largest at the center, which displays lovely blooms enwreathed by sinuous figures. This bar is the darkest, backed with blue, creating a cool balance for the light-hued, warm interior.