Oversized Antique Kirman Camel Carpet
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Oversized Antique Kirman Camel Carpet BB3867 16'2" × 17'0" $180,000

An exceptional finely-knotted late 19th century Persian Kerman rug, the camel field with an intricate allover trellis of flowering vines and palmettes within a black border with beige floral motifs.

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’ oversized area rugs, a term deriving from the depiction of vase motifs in many examples woven there.

By the nineteenth century, Kirman was recognized for exceptional oriental Antique Persian rugs in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman beautiful rugs of this period, especially the Lavar group woven in the town of Ravar, are known for their fine weave, delicate drawing, incomparable range of color, and are still much in demand today.


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Price: $180,000

Item No.: BB3867 Circa: 1880 Size: 16'2" × 17'0" (492 × 518 cm)
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