Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB0314
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet Description:
A late 19th century Persian Kirman antique rug the midnight blue field having an vine lattice around a central dusty rose scalloped medallion and enlarged lozenges containing floral vine within a pale pink palmette and flowering border.
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 rugs in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman carpets for sale 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.