Antique Oversize Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: Late 19th century – Kerman carpets are known for their elegance, which is the combination of breathtaking colors and captivating designs. The carpet weavers of Kerman were once the artisans that produced the court carpets of the Safavid rulers. Since that time, Kerman has retained its tradition of producing some of the most exquisite carpets in the world.
In the late 1800s, several designers decided to attempt to rebuild the glory of the Persian carpet industry. They hired the best carpet artists and master weavers of the time. Many famous names in the carpet weaving industry rose to fame during this time. This carpet was produced in the late 19th century, and even though we do not know the name of the designer, the high knot count, colors, and design point to the work of a master who helped to rebuild the Persian carpet industry.
This carpet uses an allover design and a repeated motif of the golfarang. The motifs are arranged in a formal pattern and display an impressive array or colors and fine detail. The colors and design of this color take your breath away, which is exactly that the artist intended.
This carpet uses a range of colors on almost every portion of the spectrum. It also uses finely spun yarn. This is necessary to achieve the high knot count that is necessary for this high level of detail. The artist drew from a traditional repertoire of design elements including palmettes, and a range of florals. Each individual element contains multiple layers of details, creating a piece that is awe-inspiring.
This piece is a rare find for its range of color and masterful design. Some carpets come together in their color and design in such a way that they have an almost transcendent quality, and this carpet is certainly one of them. It is possible that a carpet of this quality could take as long as a year to produce by a team of highly-trained weavers, all supervised by the artist to make certain that every element of the design was carried out perfectly.
This antique carpet creates an elegant garden of color and uses floral patterns that will make the perfect addition to a traditional room. It would be the perfect addition to a home or office that needs a piece of grand scale and exquisite design.