19th Century Persian Kirman Botanic Red, Green and Black Rug BB5422 4'0" × 6'3" $25,000
This circa-1880 antique Persian Kerman carpet features a strikingly detailed all-over design of floral abstractions and arabesques in red, green and black. Shapes such as the boteh can be seen throughout the late 19th century antique carpet; a paisley shape typically representing a leaf or a pinecone, the boteh is a staple of quality Oriental antique carpet weaving and can represent longevity and prosperity. Antique Kirman carpets are sought-after collectors’ items for a number of reasons, including their broad range of designs, an elaborate palette, use of natural dyes and fibers, great tensile strength and expert color combinations. The round Persian rugs are typically cotton-foundation with high knot densities, and frequently have intricate all-over floral patterns – as seen in this particular carpet. Golam Hussein, Sherefat Khan and Arjomand are among the most well-known 20th century Kirman designers.
19th Century Persian Kirman Botanic Red, Green and Black Rug BB5422