Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB7319 12'9" × 19'10" $100,000
A late 19th century Kerman Persian rugs, the cream field with stepped compartments containing floral motifs and outlined with black trim around a black central medallion containing floral motifs within a cream border with red and saffron scrolling vines.
Colors can range from ivory, blue and magenta to a more golden and saffron cast. As unique as their designer, no two Kerman rugs are precisely alike. Because of the tremendous demand for Persian carpets, and because of the complex demographics of those generating the demand, a surprising variety of styles and designs were produced. While some Kirman rugs were woven explicitly for moneyed buyers from the West, there were also local consumers which only added to the diversity of the antique carpets. This diversity is seen in the range of motifs which can range from well-known and original Persian motifs to western motifs; striped and repetitive motifs, vase, Toranj (Citron), symmetric, garden, animal shapes, and pictorial rugs.
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB7319