Magnificent Large Oversized Antique Persian Hunting Scene Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – Generally speaking, Kerman rugs are usually throughout of as being “traditional” Persian rugs. The name “Kerman” is derived from and a tribute to the province and city of Kerman in the southern central region of Iran. This, however, is no ordinary or traditional antique Persian Kerman rug. Featuring the iconic hunting scene rug design, it is a remarkable achievement and a testament to the great Persian master rug weavers. Every single element, every single design, from the beautifully woven faces and goat heads in the small guard borders to the large elephant in the center, are so thought out out. This antique rug must have been a true labor of love.
This extra large oversized antique rug was created over one hundred years ago, during the great Persian rug revival period of the the mid to late 19th century. It features the iconic Safavid period hunting scene design on display and offers us a glimpse into the life and art of this remarkable and iconic dynasty. The hunting scene design showcases an abundance of beautifully and meticulously drawn out animals as well as hunters. This antique Persian hunting scene Kerman rug also shows the bravery of the hunters themselves.
Reminiscent of the famed 16th century Ghyath ud-Din Jami Milan hunting carpet this antique Persian hunting scene Kerman rug is a magnificent achievement in both quality and design. The juxtaposition of lighter taupe colors of the design really pop against the darker background giving this carpet’s design a great feel of movement. The attention to every small detail of the design and colors of the illustrated animals, gives so much depth to every single detail of the design. Although this antique rug features animals in a hunting scene, it also highlights the sheer beauty of nature. It’s chock-full of both action and peace and quite, as if to show the duality of human nature.
Similar to a gift that keeps on giving, the person lucky enough to put this magnificent rug on their floor, will undoubtedly be discovering new and beautiful design elements for many years to come. This antique Persian Hunting Scene Kerman rug is an incredible blend of powerful and serene. It’s a hunting scene that manages to exude a feel of calm, as well as excitement. Needless to say, it is a phenomenal work of art.