Beautiful Large Antique Persian Kerman Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880 – Kerman rugs have unmatched elegance, craftsmanship, and mastery of artistic design. This gorgeous piece was created in the 1880s at the time when the Persian rug industry was undergoing a revival. The magnificent colors, level of detail, and intricacy of the design are what makes this piece stand out.
During a period of civil unrest in the early 19th century, the city of Kerman was burned nearly to the ground. Many of the weavers escaped and sought refuge in the nearby town of Laver, which also had its own history of fine rug weaving. These artists from two different traditions learned from each other. They shared techniques and design elements. Rugs from this time are referred to as Laver Kermans, and they are known as some of the most beautiful carpets in the world.
Its breathtaking pink, salmon, coral, and burgundy colors are the perfect accompaniment to many of today’s contemporary style trends.