Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB6727 12'2" × 17'2" $90,000
A late 19th century Persian Kerman carpet, the camel field with an overall pattern of fleur-de-lys, palmettes and abundant flowering vines within a blue floral motif border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Persian rug patterns embroidered with gold and silver thread as tribute to the Ottoman Court. The fame of these oriental weavings rapidly spread across Western Europe. From the mid sixteenth century through the eighteenth century, the city of Kirman was celebrated for ‘vase’ carpets, a term deriving from the depiction of vase motifs in many examples woven there. By the nineteenth century, Kirman was recognized for exceptional antique oriental rugs in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman carpetsof this period, especially the Lavar group woven in the town of Ravar, are known for their fine weave, delicate drawing, incomparable range of color, and are still much in demand today.
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB6727