Antique Persian Kirman Rug
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
This turn of the century antique Persian Kirman rug features an intricate all-over design of multicolored floral sprays against a field of pastel green. The floral sprays are repeated within the main border, complementing the central pattern. 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 Persian rugs for sale.
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 antique oriental 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.