Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB7176 12'0" × 20'4" $90,000
A late 19th century Persian Kirman carpet, the dusty peach field with three enlarged pendants defined by intricate floral vines over a subtle allover leaf design within an alternating black and dusty peach cartouche border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique 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 Persian rugs in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman carpets in NYC 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.
Antique Persian Kirman Carpet BB7176