Small beautiful mid 19th century Fine Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa date: Mid 19th Century – Red is the color of royalty and the quality and beautiful of this fine 19th century antique Persian Kerman rug is certainly fit for a palace. That said, it is small enough to fit in almost any space. Brilliant reds are balanced by earthy tans and gray color highlights to give the Kerman rug a warm feeling that brings out the artistic abilities of the weaver. The all-over design of the Kerman rug is centered around alternating dark and light motifs that make it appear to have depth and give it an almost three-dimensional quality.
This beautiful small antique scatter size rug has no definitive central motif that serves as a focal point. This creates a balance throughout the rest of the antique rug and makes it ideal for placement within any home decor. This sense of balance and symmetry is carried throughout the borders of the antique rug. The central field of the 19th century rug is given equal weight in color and design with the complex system of borders, which makes it a fine piece of art that also serves a decorative purpose as well.
This classic antique Persian rug design features the boteh design, more commonly known in the West as “paisley,” in the center border of the traditional rug. The word “boteh” comes from the Persian word for shrub or bush. The symbol has been used throughout time and in many different cultures to represent concepts such as eternal life, rebirth, or a flame. This is a beautiful rug with a high level of detail and would be placed in a room that features Gothic, Victorian, or other traditional elements. It will add a touch of color and bring life to a contemporary design too. The design is classic and lends itself to a number of different decor themes.