Antique Persian Kirman Rug (size adjusted)
Antique Persian Kirman Rug (size adjusted) Description:
This early 20th century antique Kirman carpet from Southeast Persia features an all-over design of scattered floral sprays and bird imagery in inky blue and light beige against a field of abrashed sand. A sand floral spray border encased by black floral meander stripes surrounds the central pattern and gives the antique carpet a unique appearance. Rug production began in the Southeast Persian city of Kirman during the Safavid period, peaking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries following an increased demand in America for Kirman rugs. 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 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.