Antique Persian Kermanshah Rugs and Carpets

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Step into the world of refined elegance and historical significance with us as we explore the exquisite craftsmanship of fine antique Persian Kermanshah rugs and carpets. These masterpieces of artistry and heritage offer more than just beauty—they encapsulate centuries of tradition and cultural depth. Join us as we delve into the intricate patterns, unparalleled craftsmanship, and enduring charm of these iconic Persian treasures.

Antique Persian Kermanshah Rugs and Carpets – Antique Kermanshah rugs and carpets are a unique and appealing style of antique Persian rugs, and are generally characterized by a distinct tribal aesthetic. Generally speaking, Kermanshah rugs are also characterized by a geometric structure, with an emphasis on carefully woven lines and detail elements.

A unique and recognizable style of antique Oriental rug all its own, the Kermanshah approach to Persian rug design was largely informed by influences from the Kurdish and Lori tribespeople of western Iran . Kurdish rugs and carpets are distinctly tribal works, recognizable for their eccentric treatment of traditional elements of design. Much the same may be said of antique Persian Lori rugs, which also utilize a primarily geometric repertory. Loris will also feature highly stylized animal forms arranged as allover patterns.

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The similarities between Kermanshah, Kurdish, and Lori antique tribal rugs and carpets is largely geographical, but is also owed to Kermanshah’s role as a center of trade for the region. Kermanshah, which also referred to as Bakhtaran, is a majority Kurdish city, and is an important trade center for the region. As a result, Kermanshah rugs and carpets both influenced and were influenced by neighboring peoples. The tribal aesthetics of these rugs and their cousins is considered especially appealing by collectors of antique rugs, and by designers, who prize such pieces for their rich sense of cultural authenticity. Unique and fascinating, antique Kermanshah rugs and carpets are an intriguing style of antique Persian rugs.

Where is Kermanshah?

Kermanshah is a city located in western Iran. It is the capital of Kermanshah province and is situated near the western border of the country. The city has a rich history and is known for its cultural heritage and historical sites. Kermanshah is also an important center for commerce, education, and tourism in the region.

Antique Iranian Tile from Akieh Moaven Ol Molk Kermanshah Depicting Lion with Sword and Sun Motif by Nazmiyal

Antique Iranian Tile from Akieh Moaven Ol Molk Kermanshah Depicting Lion with Sword and Sun Motif

What are Kermanshah rugs?

Kermanshah rugs, also known as Kermanshah carpets, are a type of Persian rug that originates from the city of Kermanshah in western Iran. These rugs are renowned for their intricate designs, high-quality craftsmanship, and artistic appeal. They have a long tradition of carpet weaving dating back centuries.

Characteristics of Kermanshah rugs include:

  • Designs: Kermanshah rugs often feature elaborate floral patterns, intricate medallions, and detailed motifs inspired by Persian culture and nature. Some designs may also include geometric elements and architectural motifs.
  • Colors: These rugs typically use a rich color palette with a variety of hues. Earthy tones, vibrant reds, blues, and gold are common colors found in Kermanshah carpets.
  • Material: Kermanshah rugs are traditionally handwoven using high-quality wool for the pile, with cotton used for the foundation and the warp and weft threads.
  • Knotting Technique: They are crafted using the Persian knotting technique, also known as the asymmetrical or Senneh knot, which produces a dense and durable carpet.
  • Sizes: Kermanshah rugs come in various sizes, from small prayer rugs to large room-sized carpets.
  • Age and Authenticity: Older Kermanshah rugs are highly valued among collectors and enthusiasts due to their historical significance and craftsmanship. Antique pieces are often considered valuable works of art.

Kermanshah rugs are sought after globally for their beauty, craftsmanship, and cultural significance. They are not only used as functional floor coverings but also cherished as decorative pieces in homes and institutions around the world.

As a side note – it’s best to buy from reputable rug dealers, stores or experts in Persian carpets to ensure authenticity and quality.

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