A Fine Small Size Antique Vase Design Persian Kerman Area Rug, Rug Origin: Persia, Circa Weave Date: Late 19th Century – Characterized by a delightful vase pattern composition as well as a comely color pallet, this antique Kerman carpet of Persian origin is an excellent reflection of the Kerman style, which is perhaps one of the most important and most widely admired of all antique Oriental rug styles. A grand, monumental design of palmettes and vine scrolls sways rhythmically across the soft ivory field of this magnificent antique Persian Kerman rug. A lush arabesque vine scroll border, also on an ivory ground, frames the field. One would never suspect that a rug of this small scatter size could have a design with such grandeur. The lovely palette of soft reds, blues, greens, and apricot. A beautiful and exciting example, this antique Kerman vase design carpet from Persia is a wonderful manifestation of the Kerman style, as well as a singularly appealing composition.
The original iconic Persian vase design area rugs have been woven in Kerman since the 16th century (if not earlier). Those early examples are not only some of the most beautiful area rugs in the world, they are also some of the most expensive area rugs ever sold at auction. This late 19th century example, with its large scale design patterns, is one of the more fascinating example we have come across. When looking the image only, it is impossible to tell just how large or small this antique Kerman rug in. That is due to the fact that the design is so large and complete throughout.
Persian rugs this small with this much presence are a pure joy to live with. What they lack in size they more than make for in their artistic beauty as well as the fine quality of weave and superior use of colors.