Antique Persian Kirman Rug
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
A late 19th century Persian Kerman carpet, the overall tile design in a palette of beiges and black with each compartment containing an exotic tree or architectural element within a palmette and rosette trellis 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 Persian 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 in NYC were woven explicitly for moneyed buyers from the West, there were also local consumers which only added to the diversity of the antique rugs for sale. 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 rugs.
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