A Captivating and Fine Weave Antique Persian Medallion Kerman Room Size Rug , Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – 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 the 19th century 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.
Drawn in Kerman’s distinctive floral style, this striking antique Persian medallion rug features a beautiful feminine color scheme with rosy Kerman pinks, inky accents and softly shaded botanical motifs. Recurved acanthus leaves with feathery edges spiral through the borders and encircle the lavish medallion while giving the Persian motifs an alluring Rococo-style flair displayed in the sweeping fronds, asymmetric details and dimensional shading.
Delicate pink and pastel chartreuse green borders offset the creamy white field beautifully. These chic Indo-Persian borders are filled with conical cypress trees and pendulous shrubs that give the composition a highly refined style with subtle international influences and progressive aesthetic details introduced in late 19th century designs.