Antique Kerman rug from Persia, late 19th century.
Palmettes and a linking vine trellis of soft green spread elegantly across the rich saffron gold field of this incomparably lovely antique Kerman. Burgundy details are used to accent the palmettes as well as the rows of elegant s-shaped leaves that undulate horizontally across the field to modulate and vary the entire design. The rich interlacing vinescroll border on a deep blue ground contains the larger rhythms of the field with impressive skill and grace.
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