Large Oversize Antique Persian Kerman Rug 50462
This large oversize antique Persian rug features a symmetrical design that spreads over the entire breadth, filling a pale red field with intricately stylized floral figures.
Large Antique Oversize Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century– Marco Polo was one of the first western travelers to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the works of the Kerman carpet weavers. They stand out for their intricately detailed floral designs and the vibrant colors chosen by the artists. This magnificent carpet was produced in the early part of the 20th century and stands as a testimony to the extraordinary talent that was a part of the Kerman tradition going back five centuries.
Kerman carpets are considered masterpieces among collectors and designers. It is easy to see why when you take a closer look at the fine detail in this piece. This is a fascinating piece for several reasons. Kerman is known for all-over design with repeating motifs and exquisite colors that stray for the traditional use of color in Persian carpets. This design uses a repeating motif, but the artist arranged it so that it gives the hint of a medallion design when viewed from a distance.
The carpet artist created a piece that gives a different visual effect when it is viewed from a distance and when it is viewed up close. As you move closer to the piece, different elements of the design stand out. The use of cloud band motifs gives the piece an oriental feel and adds a unique direction and sense of flow to the piece. The cloud band motif was borrowed from Asian designs by Persian carpet designers. It is a reference to the heavenly realms, giving this piece a sublime quality.
Another element that stands out about this antique carpet is the variety of florals that are found within the piece. This suggests that the artist was experienced and had built a wide repertoire that only comes through formal training and experience. The artistry and craftsmanship of his carpet make it stand out as a collector’s piece. The delightful colors and floral patterns will add an energetic and charming quality to any room.