Beautiful and Finely Woven Large Oversized Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1890’s – Kerman is the home of master weavers with a historic reputation for producing carpets that have a transcendent quality found in few other carpet producing centers in the world. This magnificent Persian carpet was produced in the 1890’s at a time when the carpet weaving industry was undergoing a resurgence in artistry and growth. This is a rare piece where color and design create a work that has a sublime quality.
The midnight blues of the background contrast with the range of reds, browns, salmons, and ivory to bring out the subtle details that make this carpet exquisite. This formal carpet has carefully placed motifs and a design that was carried out with precision. The artist used repetition throughout the carpet to create a balanced feel that is perfect for a formal interior design setting.
One of the features of this Kerman carpet that stands out is the repetition of the same motifs in the center medallion and corners of the carpet. A delicate edging outlines the center medallion, and the use of shading reflects the tastes that were characteristic of Kerman artists. It has a feeling almost like a fine painting and reflects the architectural style that was popular in buildings throughout the Middle East and Orient.
This carpet has a high knot density that allows intricate details in the design and to create a supple feel. The carpet pile is clipped close to help the details remain crisp throughout its lifetime. This is an exquisite piece and is in excellent condition for its age. Many larger pieces were produced by highly trained artists as a commissioned piece.
Although we do not know the master weaver who created this antique carpet, the level of artistry and mastery of design techniques demonstrates that they were one of incredible talent and skill. This is a piece that comes along rarely and would make an excellent addition to any collection or formal interior design.