Antique Persian Kirman Rug BB2942 13'8" × 22'0" $130,000
An early 20th century Persian Kirman carpet, the beige field having a finely-woven dense design of palmettes and flowering vinery within an abrashed dark blue palmette and scrolling vine border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Persian rugs runner 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’ 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 Rug BB2942