Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB4575
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet Description:
A late 19th century Persian Kirman rug, the sand field with a trellis of palmettes, elegant thin red medallions and expressive flowering vinery within a whimsical scrolling vinery and feathery leaf border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman persian carpets 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.