Persian Kirman Rug BB8001 14'3" × 21'3" $120,000
An early 20th century Persian Kirman carpet, the beige field having a grid of finely-woven dense design of palmettes, leaves and flowering vinery in within a multiple palmette, floral and scrolling vine border. The rug is rendered in beige, brown and blue.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman rugs embroidered with gold and silver thread as tribute to the Ottoman Court. The fame of these oriental weaving 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 Persian rugs in the best Persian tradition.
Persian Kirman Rug BB8001