Early 20th Century Persian Kirman Indigo, Camel, Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB6863 8'9" × 15'4" $50,000
In the world of antique Persian oriental rugs, Kerman carpets, also known as Kirman, are celebrated as being among the best and prized by collectors for many reasons, including a wide range of designs, a broad palette, use of natural dyes and fibers, great tensile strength and abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations. In the 18th century, some authors considered the carpetsfrom the province of Kerman, especially at Siftan, to be the finest of all Persian carpets, partly because of the high quality of wool from the region, known as Carmania wool. This antique Persian rug is a magnificent example of the sublime Kerman craftsmanship.
Its main field bears a dense and impressive allover pattern of meandering stylized flowers, vines and oversized palmettes, enclosed within a series of equally decorative borders kept in the spirit of the main design, with further bold palmettes, foliage and flowering climbers. Its truly royal color palettes bases on the luxurious indigo, complemented with subtle shades of camel and ivory beige. The antique Persian Kerman rug was able to survive until this day with no signs of blemish or wear due to the masterful hand-making of the finest wool in accordance with centuries-old weaving techniques. If properly cared for, the antique rug will be able to serve its owners for generations, bringing in the palatial charm and timeless elegance of Persian artistry.
Early 20th Century Persian Kirman Indigo, Camel, Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB6863