Antique Persian Kirman Rug BB4361
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, the sand field with an unusual mirrored pattern of thick flowering branches and curved leaves overall framing a central quatrefoil medallion within an unrestrained camel scrolling leaf and floral spray border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique kerman rugs for sale 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 oriental rugs in the best Persian tradition.