Antique Persian Kirman Rug BB2355
An highly decorative late 19th century antique Persian Kirman (Kerman) rug, the sand field with a compact curvilinear design of enlarged botehs and floral motifs within sand border with overblown scrolling botehs containing floral motifs.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique kerman 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’ Persian 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 for sale in the best Persian tradition.
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