Beautiful Small Size Antique Pictorial Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – The simple beauty of the pastoral countryside forms the focal point of this antique Persian Kerman rug. These scene of farm animals grazing peacefully outside of a city surrounded by fields of flowers showcase the exquisite craftsmanship of the rug weaver. In the city of Kerman, the weavers are known for producing extremely fine quality Persian rugs. It is this level of craftsmanship and knot count that enables them to create such beautiful and picturesque scenes.
Kerman weavers tend to prefer bolder colors and high contrast. In this antique rug, the darker blue background creates a magnificent juxtaposition where the cranberry reds, pinks, tans and greens of the floral pattern, pop with soothing luminosity.
The border consists of defined floral areas which mirror in feel the floral designs that are present in central field. This provides a sense of formality as well as completion to the design of this mesmerizing antique pictorial Persian Kerman rug.
The body of this small size rug consists of a symmetrical, densely floral pattern, that surrounds the pastoral grazing design in the center. All elements of the antique carpet lead us to the central pictorial design pattern which is the main focal point of this piece.
The pictorial rugs from Kerman are known for their use of brilliant color and delicately intricate designs. This is just one reason why many of the older examples are highly treasured and collectible rugs.
While most people choose to use them on the floor as decorative area rugs, others may prefer to display them as wall hanging tapestry rugs. Regardless of where you choose to use this breathtaking antique Oriental rug, since it is such a unique example, it is sure to spark many fascinating conversations.
This antique Pictorial Persian Kerman rug is a rare find and offers a glimpse into the lives of the people who created them. As such, it offers us a window into the past and makes us part of the story it has to tell.