Persian Kirman Antique Rug
Persian Kirman Antique Rug Description:
This circa-1920 antique Persian Kirman rug features a strikingly intricate all-over design of arabesques and Oriental floral motifs in shades of beige against a field of blue. The boteh pattern appears in the border of this early 20th century antique carpet; a staple of Oriental rug weaving, the paisley shape of the boteh typically represents a leaf or a pinecone. 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. Golam Hussein, Sherefat Khan and Arjomand are among the most well-known 20th century Kirman designers.