Vintage Persian Kirman Carpet
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Vintage Persian Kirman Carpet BB6738 12'4" × 18'3" (375 × 556 cm) $130,000

An early 20th century Persian Karastan kirman rug, the pale pistachio field with a spacious trellis overall of rows of stylized palmettes and flowerheads linked by flowering vines within a pale pistachio enlarged palmette border.

During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman Persian rugs embroidered with gold and silver thread as tribute to the Ottoman Court. The fame of these oriental weavings rapidly spread across Western Europe. From the mid sixteenth century through the eighteenth century, the city of Kirman was celebrated for ‘vase’ beautiful rugs, a term deriving from the depiction of vase motifs in many examples woven there. By the nineteenth century, Kirman was recognized for exceptional antique oriental rugs in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman carpets of this period, especially the Lavar group woven in the town of Ravar, are known for their fine weave, delicate drawing, incomparable range of color, and are still much in demand today.


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Item No.: BB6738 Circa: 1900 Size: 12'4" × 18'3" (375 × 556 cm)
Style: Botanic, Formal Origin: Persia