Beautiful and Intricate Room Size Floral Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – In this room size antique Persian Kerman rug, the repeated patterning is very distinct, and the colors used create a complex landscape that is meant to establish numerous points of interest. The foreground and background become interchangeable in the way the colors are arranged, particularly at the heart of this magnificently red color antique Persian Kerman rug.
Persian Kerman rugs describe an entire category of Persian rugs that first originated in the Iranian city of Kerman. Kerman is both a city and larger province that is located in south Iran. However, the Oriental rugs themselves are so distinct and valued for their appearance that the term Kerman may also apply to similarly styled rugs that were not developed in the city. Persian Kerman rugs first became popular in the 15th century, enjoying a tremendous amount of influence in the rug making world for entire centuries after. The city became renowned for its fine weavers, and the rugs themselves were valued for their high-quality materials, in addition to their recognizable motifs and colors.
As the Persian Kerman rugs became more popular in the coming years, a wider range of motifs were introduced in order to attract a broader range of interested customers. Western motifs, such as straight lines and abstract forms were set amidst the classical floral and animal elements. Repeating patterns are often used at the foreground of the masterpieces, particularly around borders where the viewer’s attention may be led to the greater imagery used at the central field of the rug. In the modern century, more vibrant colors are used as well, resulting in a broad variety of rugs available that may fall under the category.