Antique Persian Kirman Rug
Antique Persian Kirman Rug Description:
This antique circa-1900 Persian Kirman rug features floral abstractions and boteh shapes in shades of blue as an all-over design. A pear-shaped figure often used in Oriental rug designs and characteristic of the paisley pattern, the boteh may represent a leaf, bush or a pinecone. In the world of antique Persian rugs, Kirman carpets are celebrated as being among the best. Kirman rugs are prized by collectors for a myriad of reasons, which includes but is not limited to a wide range of designs, a broad palette, utilization of natural dyes and fibers, immense tensile strength and abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations. No two Kirman rugs are precisely alike, but these general characteristics typify this enduringly popular style. Relatively advanced compared to their fellow countrymen, Kirman weavers had learned to set their looms so that the cotton warps were on two different levels.