Antique Persian Kirman Rug BB4972
Antique Persian Karastan rug kirman Late 19th century. An abrashed blue field with an elaborate floral and vine design within a multi stepped border.
During the sixteenth century, Shah Abbas I reportedly gave antique Kirman antique rugs embroidered with gold and silver thread as tribute to the Ottoman Court. The fame of these oriental weavings rapidly spread across Western Europe. From the mid sixteenth century through the eighteenth century, the city of Kirman was celebrated for ‘vase’ carpets, a term deriving from the depiction of vase motifs in many examples woven there. By the nineteenth century, Kirman was recognized for exceptional antique persian rug in the best Persian tradition. Antique Persian Kirman carpets of this period, especially the Lavar group woven in the town of Ravar, are known for their fine weave, delicate drawing, incomparable range of color, and are still much in demand today.
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