Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB3179
A Persian Kirman rug, the cream field with a dense overall design of scrolling flowering vines and palmettes in earth tones within a cream border of floral motifs within an architectural wavy band that covers parts of the stripes.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique 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’ rugs for sale, 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.
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