Antique Kirman Rug
Antique Kirman Rug Description:
This circa-1880 antique Kirman rug is a striking display of color and innovative design in bold red and contrasted light and dark blue colors, featuring an atypical Damask rose motif. Traditionally considered a symbol of beauty and love, the flower makes an intriguing appearance amidst diagonally patterned designs in this unique piece. Antique Kirman carpets 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 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 rug) were on two different levels.