Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB3696
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet Description:
A decorative early 20th century Persian Kirman carpet, the black field with a richly colored trellis of polychrome palmettes, cloud bands, and scrolling vinery within a restrained crimson cartouche and cloud band border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique 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.