Beautiful Floral Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – This breathtaking Kerman, antique Persian rug from around the year 1900 does not need an introduction. It is based on a traditional vase design and uses a garden of colors to delight the senses along every square inch of this spectacular antique Persian Kerman rug. The rows of vases overflowing with colorful flowers, carried out in delicate detail, make this an antique rug that will brighten any room.
This wide hallway gallery size rug has several characteristics that make it unique, other than its masterful use of color, design and form. The vase pattern is a traditional design from the area of Kerman. Antique Persian vase design rugs are rare and highly sought after by collectors. This magnificent antique Oriental rug particularly stands out because of its level of preservation and colors that are just as vibrant as they were when it was produced over a century ago.
Antique Persian Kerman rugs of this time used a weaving technique that makes them highly durable. The weavers placed three rows of weft between one row of knots. Kerman rugs typically use an asymmetrical rug knot, rather than the double knot. The first and third row of weft were tight, but the second one was left to fall loosely. This creates texture that plays with the light in a way that is unique to Persian Kerman rugs.
Kerman rugs use a variety of wool, cotton and silk in their designs. The high grade wool gives it a sheen that is enhanced by the weaving technique, which is the secret to the unique shimmer of the work of Kerman weavers. This is a magnificent example of Kerman weaving and artistry. It would make a fine addition to any collection, or to add a touch of elegance to any space.