77461 Distressed Antique Persian Kashan Mille-fleurs Prayer Rug with Art Nouveau Style 04'06 x 06'04. Reminisce of 19th century French designs and decorative elegance, this hand knotted wool distressed antique Persian Kashan Mille-fleurs prayer rug beautifully embodies Art Nouveau style. The architectural elements of naturalistic forms combined with Arts and Crafts elements, this antique Kashan mille-fleurs rug draws inspiration from William Morris. The weathered navy blue field is covered in an all-over botanical pattern composed of millefleurs, vase motifs, serrated leaves, rosettes, leafy tendrils, blooming palmettes, and two eight-point star tile cartouche with birds. The corner spandrels are adorned with a repetitive square lattice pattern with intersecting rosettes at each point. It is enclosed with a repeating botanical border patterned with birds and floral vases. With its ornate details, garnished foliage, and captivating French decadence, this antique Persian prayer rug is poised to impress. The overall composition is distinctly reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement carpet designs of late nineteenth and early twentieth century England. The Arts & Crafts movement celebrated craftsmanship and simple, informal folk styles of decoration. Leading designers of the movement, such as William Morris and C.F.A. Voysey, embraced hand-knotted rug making and crafted high-quality woven textiles in contrast to the overly decorative manufactured goods popular at the time. With vibrant, warm colors and well-balanced symmetry, this antique Kashan mille-fleurs rug would bring a sense of vivacity and sophistication to nearly any space. Perfect for an intimate parlor, small sitting room, grand foyer, designer entry, study, studio, den, walk-in closet, stair landing, alcove, mudroom, entryway, bedroom, private library, private Chambers, living room, front room, wine cellar, conservatory, drawing room, trophy room, game room, music room, masters retreat, royal suite, executive suite, formal vestibule, or hotel lobby. This piece would be a wonderful addition to any interior especially one inspired by the Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau or Prairie School movements. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, English Chintz, Prairie School, Craftsman, Biophilic Design, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Contemporary, Industrial, Artisan, Flemish, Belgian, Rustic, Lodge, Cabin, Cottage, Bungalow, Manor House, Tudor, Edwardian, Art Deco, Cottage, and English Country. Rendered in variegated shades of navy blue, ink blue, brick red, ruby red, tan, sand, almond, ecru, royal blue, glaucous, rose, pink, sage, and taupe with other accent colors. Distressed. Desirable Age Wear. Abrash. Hand-knotted wool. Made in Iran. Measures: 04'06 x 06'04.