A Breathtaking Antique Persian Kerman Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This breathtaking rug from Kerman is an exceptionally rare find for several reasons. Kerman has a history of creating some of the most beautiful rugs in the history of rug making. Finding a hallway runner rug of this size and in such an excellent state of preservation is something that you do not see often. This antique Kerman runner rug was created sometime around the late 19th century.
Kerman is famous for its superfluous floral patterns woven with a charming combination of magenta, pink and light blue. This area rug has a formal design that is symmetrical and perfectly executed by skilled hands. It has a delightful selection of flowers and ancient symbols throughout.
The range of motifs and colors throughout the piece is spectacular. Every time you look at it, you see something new that you did not see before. It has a fine weave, which allows for the incredible level of detail in the piece. Woven in the late 19th century, this antique carpet features softly oxidized colors, precise shading and hairline details that are hallmarks of a bygone era in carpet weaving and design. Spiraling arabesques with recurving vine scrolls feature prominent palmettes and decorative rosettes based around central quatrefoils. Hairline details highlight the petals of each dainty rose bud and lush lotus-blossom palmettes. Narrow borders, multiple guard bands and superfluous decorations woven in softly oxidized colors add to the stately appearance of this antique city carpet from Kerman.
For those who appreciate fine high quality woven rugs, and are looking to buy rugs for their home, this antique Persian Kerman runner would be hard to beat. It is, without a doubt, one of the best rugs of its kind and is deserving of a loving home that would appreciate just how special it truly is.