Antique Persian Kirman Rug
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
An early 20th century antique Southeast Persian Kirman rug, this stunning piece features an extravagant all-over stepped field design with elaborate garden imagery in the form of floral motifs, trees and birds in colors of sage and beige against a background of dark blue. Rectangular and circular compartments create a feeling of depth and inevitably draw the viewer's eye to the imagery within. Antique Kirman rugs are sought-after collectors' items for a number of reasons, including their broad range of designs, an elaborate palette, use of natural dyes and fibers, great tensile strength and expert color combinations.
The Persian rugs are typically cotton-foundation with high knot densities, and frequently have intricate all-over floral patterns - as seen in this particular carpet. Kirman weavers typically set their looms so that the cotton warps (parallel wrap yarns running the length of the antique carpet) were on two different levels.