A Beautiful Antique Persian Kerman Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920 – This long and narrow wider gallery size carpet is a magnificent example of a Kerman runner rug from the 1920s. The fine antique Persian Kerman rugs are recognizable for their floral designs which feature a high level of detail and beautiful colors. This one is in a Persian garden design theme in an all-over pattern. It would be an excellent addition to a wide hallway, larger room, dining room, or as a more formal looking entryway rug.
Kerman is an ancient city that has been a center for rug production for hundreds of years. It is located in central south-eastern Iran. Marco Polo was one of the first westerners to see these masterpieces. The beautiful Persian rugs from Kerman can be identified by their floral and architectural theme, as well as their color combinations.
This piece uses a theme that resembles a pattern that is often found in the tilework of mosques. It is reminiscent of a latticework fence surrounding a palace garden. This magnificent traditional rug sparks the imagination and takes you back to a time and place of glorious summer gardens surrounding courtyards and reflecting pools.
One of the characteristics that stands out about this rug is its range of colors. The overall latticework design provides the structure of the design, but the motifs within each section are different. The result is a fascinating design that has a formal feel, but that also adds interest. This antique Persian gallery size Kerman rug could easily serve as the foundation of a traditional room design. You could use it in a transitional design that features fine antiques and modern pieces in the same space.
Antique rugs from Persian are finding their way into a wide range of interior design styles. They add color and texture to a modern space with contemporary furniture in simple geometric shapes and solid colors. You could use the colors as inspiration for a well-curated vibrant room design. This rug is a fine example of the work of the Kerman weavers and will transform any space into a masterful work of art.