Large and Decorative Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This breathtaking Kerman rug has intricate details and gorgeous colors that give it an almost sublime quality. Kerman is one of the traditional weaving centers of the Persian Empire. They were once the weavers that created carpets under the patronage of the Safavid Dynasty. Their tradition of artistic design and quality goes back to before the time of Marco Polo. Kerman carpets are some of the most highly collectible in the world, and their elegance is unmatched when it comes to beauty and artistry.
This exquisite carpet has a fine weave that allows for a high level of detail, and it also gives it a soft, supple feel. This is a quality for which Kerman carpets are known. The colors include earthy browns and deep, rich blues. It has a delicate floral pattern with an allover repeating motif. This carpet shows the schooled precision of carpets produced by the formal weaving centers of centuries past.
During the early part of the nineteenth century, the city of Kerman was sacked and burned. The weaving centers moved to the nearby village of Lavar. Carpets produced in this new location developed an even more delicate design style than those from the original city. The weavers from Kerman and Lavar learned from each other to create a new style that is graceful and elegant.
This antique carpet has colors that are earthy, and that reflect the colors found in the organic world, making it the perfect addition to today’s nature-inspired designs. The refined design has a formal yet romantic quality that makes it perfect for any room in the home. It is a large carpet and would make the perfect addition to a formal dining room or cozy area for conversation. Regardless of where you decide to use it, it will bring a feeling of refinement and balance to the space.