Antique Persian Kirman Rug BB4345
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, the midnight blue field with an allover trellis of palmettes and flowering vines within a palmette and scrolling vine trellis border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman 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 in NYC, a term deriving from the depiction of vase motifs in many examples woven there. By the nineteenth century, Kirman was recognized for exceptional persian carpets in the best Persian tradition.