Antique Persian Kirman Green Beige Handmade Wool Carpet BB6709 12'8" × 20'6" $120,000
A highly-structured early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique garden carpet, the overall rectangular tile design in a palette of sand, sage and black, with each compartment containing a whimsical trees within a cartouche border.
Since the thirteenth century, when Marco Polo admired their skill while traveling through South-Central Persia, the Persian carpet weavers of Kirman have been highly respected. Blessed with an ample supply of very high quality local wool, known as Carmania wool, the craftsmen of Kirman have been weaving their way to the top of the carpet world by virtue of their craftsmanship, wide range of designs, broad palette of available colors, immense tensile strength, abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations.
Colors can range from ivory, blue and magenta to a more golden and saffron cast. As unique as their designer, no two Kerman rugs are precisely alike. Because of the tremendous demand for Kirman rugs in NYC, and because of the complex demographics of those generating the demand, a surprising variety of styles and designs were produced. While some Kirman antique kilim rugs were woven explicitly for moneyed buyers from the West, there were also local consumers which only added to the diversity of the Kirman rugs. This diversity is seen in the range of motifs which can range from well-known and original Persian motifs to western motifs; striped and repetitive motifs, vase, Toranj (Citron), symmetric, garden, animal shapes, and pictorial rugs.
Antique Persian Kirman Green Beige Handmade Wool Carpet BB6709