Antique Persian Kirman Rug BB0074
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
A turn-of the-century Persian Kerman antique rug, the dark blue herati design within a rust border. The allover rug design with its vivacious trellis of curving leaves and palmettes makes this example one of the more exciting Kerman rugs in our collection.
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 weavings 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 oriental persian carpets in the best Persian tradition.