Antique Kerman Rug from Central Persia, late nineteenth century
Whirling sprays of flowers and serrated leaves in blue, green, tan, and ivory repeat dynamically in staggered symmetry across the soft crimson field of this elegant little antique Kerman. The main border is a classic Persian cartouche design, reduced in scale and set against a crimson ground to complement the field design. Additional minor borders of stylized vinescrolls and blossom garlands on dark brown and ivory serve to delineate the main border as a frame more strongly against the field. The rich saturated and varied coloration is unusual on antique Kermans.
Size: 3. ft 11 in x 5. ft 08 in (1.19 m x 1.73 m)