Vintage Persian Kirman in Shades of Rust, Beige and Light Blue Handmade Wool Rug BB5860 9'0" × 11'3" $40,000
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.
Vintage Persian Kirman in Shades of Rust, Beige and Light Blue Handmade Wool Rug BB5860