Small Antique Persian Khorassan Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This late 19th century masterpiece showcases the most attractive and celebrated elements of the Khorassan style. Persian Khorassan rugs arose from the general area of the city of Mashad, which became one of the most important Persian rug weaving centers in history. Strong colors and contrasting forms often define these masterpieces, and this rug showcases the finer details of such an effect. Both animal and plant motifs are established throughout the small antique Persian Khorassan rug, dominating the central field of the small size rug, which is itself surrounded by a thick border that houses complicated floral patterns within. Two vases ground the top and bottom of the central field, providing a contact point for the other elements throughout.