Oversized Antique Persian Kirman Rug
Oversized Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
This circa-1880 antique Persian Kirman rug features a strikingly intricate all-over design of large floral and diamond repeating shapes outlined in inky blue, red and green against a field of light beige. Small flowers, palmettes, serrated leaves and curving vinery appear throughout the design of the antique late 19th century carpet with multiple borders containing traditional Oriental patterns forming its perimeter. 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.