This beautifully crafted oversize Kermanshah carpet is a true showshopper, a superbly elegant and graceful early example of the highly venerated Kermanshah court style. This piece offers a best-of-the-best example of Kermanshah artistry, the soft, flowing lines of the rug inviting the viewer’s gaze to travel through the piece, taking in all of the charming details that are the delight of any rug connoisseur. The majestic medallion is beautifully accentuated by dramatic, contoured outlining, giving it a sense of visual depth. The beautiful rose-red of the reserve is a seldom-seen color adding quiet drama through its contrast with the soft palette surrounding it, while age has graced this piece by giving the colors a beautifully luminous patina. The harmonious interplay between large-scale drawing and intricate, impossibly nuanced floral details that fill the reserve space is even more impressive and immediate when viewed in person. Be sure to view this grand antique in the full-screen image.