Persian Kirman Vintage Carpet

Persian Kirman Vintage Carpet Description:

This circa-1920 antique Persian Kirman rug features an intricate all-over design of floral abstractions and arabesques, palmettes and serrated leaves in shades of rust, beige and a light blue that matches its main border, against a field of midnight blue. Staples of Oriental antique carpet weaving, such as the boteh, can be seen throughout the main design and patterning the border; a paisley shape usually representing a leaf or a pinecone, the boteh solidifies the traditional look of the antique carpet.

Antique Kirman Persian 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. Golam Hussein, Sherefat Khan and Arjomand are among the most well-known 20th century Kirman designers.

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