Antique Persian Kirman Botanic Handmade Wool Rug BB3197 12'8" × 15'8" $110,000
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique carpet, the dusty pink field with an allover pattern of exotic trees, animals and flowering vines within an unusual black cartouche border.
Colors can range from ivory, blue and magenta to a more golden and saffron cast. As unique as their designer, no two Kerman rugs are precisely alike. Because of the tremendous demand for Kirman rugs, and because of the complex demographics of those generating the demand, a surprising variety of styles and designs were produced. While some Kirman rugs were woven explicitly for moneyed buyers from the West, there were also local consumers which only added to the diversity of the Kirman rugs. This diversity is seen in the range of motifs which can range from well-known and original Persian motifs to western motifs; striped and repetitive motifs, vase, Toranj (Citron), symmetric, garden, animal shapes, and pictorial round Persian rugs.
Antique Persian Kirman Botanic Handmade Wool Rug BB3197