Beautiful Small Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1880 – The complexity and subtle designs of antique Persian Kerman rugs are some of the characteristics that made them sought-after in Europe and America at the beginning in the early 19th century. This one was created in the 1890s at a time when the Persian rug industry was undergoing a revival of many of the classic designs. At the time when this road was created, Persian rugs from Kerman served as the foundation Victorian Interiors, and they remained popular throughout the centuries. Today, designers are once again turning to them as a focal point in the room and to highlight the rest of the pieces.
Whether your style is Boho-Chic, Traditional, or Modern, a Persian rug blends beautifully with many furniture styles. This piece is special for several reasons. The design uses not only color to contrast the various formal elements of the rug, it also uses variations in the scale of the design. This shows a level of artistry and skill that was achieved by few.
The design is carried out with precision, which gives it a formal and sophisticated feel. Historically, both the city of Kerman and the city of Laver were known for crafting rugs of exquisite designs and skill. During the time of civil strife in the 19th century, Kerman rug weavers were forced to abandon their city. Many of them took refuge in the nearby city of Lavar, allowing both of these fine traditions to combine in a way that created some of the most beautiful pieces in the world.
You will notice an inscription on one end of the antique rug which also makes it unique. This inscription may be the signature of the artist, the name of the person who commissioned it, or a famous saying or quote. It gives the rug character and makes it stand out as a collectible piece. Kerman rugs were known for their variety in design and styles, and this one is an excellent example of the skill of the Kerman Persian rug weavers. The Striking colors and complex design of this rug make it a rare treat.