A Rare Fine Quality Pair of Gorgeous Vase Design Antique Persian Kerman Rugs, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – The antique Persian Kerman rugs are some of the finest quality area rugs ever made. Due to the fact that they are so fine, these iconic antique Persian area rugs tend to feature floral rug designs to show off the level of precision that can only be created when the area rugs are extremely fine. It is quite rare to find any style of area rugs that were woven as a pair and that is almost always an indication that the area rugs were custom made when they were first ordered.
This pair of antique rugs featured here are classic examples of these types of area rugs with a bit of a facinating artistic twist. First off, the floral and vase designs in both rugs are deliberately separated into specific sections where the designs are housed. The three smaller sections make wonderful use of negative space, which makes them seem less busy, and helps to showcase the different individual elements in the rugs. The two more prominent sections are packed with far more fanciful designs that are identical to each other. While the design feels symmetrical and mirrored, it is only an optical illusions as the smaller sections have small nuances that make each one the enclosures unique.
The beautifully classic rugs created in Kerman are known for their mastery of design. It could be said that although we only know the names of a few of these masters, the weavers of Kerman were all considered masters of the trade. This mastery can be directly tied to their local history as Kerman was once a city that created the Royal Court carpets of the 16th century.
They have a long history of excellence. During the late 1800’s, there was a coordinated effort to revive the rug weaving industry of the Safavid Dynasty. During this time, these fine carpets were a symbol of the wealth of the empire. Kerman was one of the famous cities once associated with this rug weaving tradition. Rugs produced in this city were known for their beauty and durability. Their designs contain elements of the classic Persian court carpets, but at the end of the 19th century, they were also influenced by European and American design tastes. They remained an important and influential city in the rug industry throughout the centuries.
These are elegant pair of area rugs for any room and have a sublime quality for which the antique Persian Kerman rugs are known. They would be an exciting find for people who are shopping and considering to buy area rugs for their home, especially those who gravitate toward the more refined and unique. Without a doubt, this pair of antique Persian rugs would make a beautiful addition to any formal or casual space where they will bring their elegant and refined character.