Antique Persian Kerman rug, circa 1900 This grand, palatial Kerman is one of the best of its kind. A monumental indented medallion with large finials spreads star-like into the soft salmon-terracotta field, empty except for a few crowns and birds. Delicate blue-ground cornerpieces frame the medallion, enclosed in turn by a series of fine borders filled with tiny flowers. The great size of the carpet is nicely balanced by the minuscule detail of the decor and the openness of the composition.
Size: 17 ft x 27 ft 06 in (5.18 m x 8.38 m)