Beautiful Antique Persian Kerman Carpet, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – This gorgeous antique shabby chic Kerman rug is a gorgeous addition to a room full of classic antique furniture and Victorian pieces. The rug was created around the turn of the 20th century at a time when the city of Kerman was creating some of its most masterful pieces. Kerman is a city that has a long history in the world of Persian rug making.
Kerman was a center for the creation of special rugs that were used by the courts of the Safavid Dynasty. They were used to show the wealth and power of the rulers. They were often used as diplomatic gifts, and they were favored by wealthy European aristocrats. Kerman developed its own style of rug designs that are distinguished because they show the symmetry and precision of the formal rug weaving centers, but they also have a distinctive tribal quality, too. This rug has a fine knot count that allows for the fine detail, as one expects to find in formal city carpets.
In the early 19th century, the city of Kerman was burned to the ground in a period of civil strife. Many of the weavers moved to the nearby town of Laver, where they set up shop and began to exchange techniques with the local weavers. What emerged was a distinctive style that allowed these traditional designs to develop more depth and detail. This rug has a formal feeling in the design, but it also tells the story of the many feet that have walked upon it, giving it a more casual feel, too.
This is a beautiful antique rug that gives the room an exotic feel. The colors are earthy and balanced. The midnight blue background and spicy red florals are reminiscent of a garden kissed by the moonlight. This delightful piece sparks the imagination and creates the perfect foundation for the room, whether your style is elegant or a bit more eclectic.