Gorgeous Antique Persian Kerman Area Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1880 – This exquisite and finely woven rug has breathtaking beauty and an almost sublime quality. It was created in the 1880s in Kerman and is a piece that is both beautiful and has an important place in Oriental rug history. The weavers of Kerman were known for their skill and artistry. Kerman and its strategic location along the ancient trade routes allowed its artisans to develop a vast repertoire of complex and beautiful designs.
Kerman became known for producing some of the highest quality rugs in the world. However, a period of civil strife almost brought the industry to a halt. The city was burned to the ground and many of the Persian rug weavers were forced to escape to the nearby town of Lavar. They quickly set up shop and resumed production. Lavar was a city that also had a well-known reputation in the rug industry. The result of this interaction was the emergence of a style that would become known as Lavar Kerman. This fine Persian Kerman rug is a classic example of the work that was produced.
One of the characteristics that stand out about this antique rug is the level of detail and intricacy of the design. It has a garden theme that is accentuated by the rich colors that were chosen. The overall design is built on layers upon layers of increasingly more intricate detail. Throughout the design, you will find traditional Persian rug motifs, such as the boteh and cedar trees. These ancient designs have special meaning and refer to the concept of eternal life and the heavens.
This is a fascinating and magnificent antique Persian Kerman rug for any collection. It has a formal quality that is perfect for a formal room or surrounded by traditional furniture. This is the perfect piece for your home or office and will be treasured for many years to come.