Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB3437
A fine example from our collection of late 19th century Persian Kirman carpets, the camel field with enlarged lozenges containing floral motifs, separated by brown bands with floral garland within a brown swirling flowering vine border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman 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’ carpets, 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
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