This circa 1900 antique Kashan Persian Oriental Carpet measures 9’10” X 13’3” (302 x 405 cm). It is very finely woven of Manchester? Wool with a KPSI of 225. It has a red field with an overall floral design consisting of flowering trees at either end coming towards the middle. There is a vase of flowers at each end containing two bouquets of flowers looking very similar to a peacocks spread tail. The center is a swirling twirling group of flowers. There are eight trees in the field of the rug each containing a very nice looking well drawn bird in blue, red and tobacco. The major border consists of peacocks facing each other in blues and reds and light tobacco separated by vases of flowers and meandering vines and flowers all on an indigo field which is flanked by three pairs of reciprocal borders with meandering floral design. The rug has a few moth bites at the lower end in the apron and up two sides of the apron about one foot. They do not go into the body of the rug. This is not a big deal and if the buyer finds themselves annoyed by this then it can be easily fixed. The rug is signed across the top in the middle reciprocal border. It consists of a poem in Farsi the gist of which is “believers in God will be above all at the end of time”. Except for the very minor moth snacks this rug is full pile with complete ends and sides. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $200.00.