Kerman Rugs

Kerman is an ancient city, with an incredible history going back over thousands of years. Marco Polo was one of the first westerners to view Kerman rugs. The city, a major center for trading and weaving, is located in the central south-eastern section of Iran, in the province that bears its name. Since the early 1500s, the Kerman area has been a center of workshop weaving. The arts thrived in the area because the province was relatively isolated with little interference from invasions. The dry climate with little rain also attributed to the predominance of the arts over agriculture. The area was well-known for paisley (Botteh Motif) hand-woven shawls in the 18th. and the 19th. century until the decline of the shawl industry brought about the reintroduction of commercial rug production around 1880’s. The Kerman weavers, who had perfected the paisley or boteh motif in their shawls, found they could easily adapt to the curvilinear floral designs dictated by the commercial rug industry’s demands. In the 16th century during the Safavid Dynasty, Kerman rugs first surfaced and were welcomed open arms by the wealthiest citizens of Persia. Around the 19th century, the village of Kerman was destroyed amidst civil strife. Most of Kerman’s weavers escaped to the village of Laver in the north of the region where they resumed the creation of their rugs. Because of this mass migration, the Persian Kerman rugs are sometimes referred to as the Laver Kerman or Laver rugs and carpets. The Kerman Oriental rug (Kirman), like the Sarouk Oriental Rug, is an example of a Persian city rug. Kerman rugs and carpets are perhaps one of the most recognizable within the antique Persian rug category. The rugs were most keenly distributed and sold throughout Europe soon after they surfaced.

Kerman rugs are renowned for their distinctive design patterns and elaborate pictorials derived from Persian as well as European themes. Traditional Kerman designs range from Shah Abbasi medallion-and-corner, garden, vase, tree of life, hunting and animals to all-over boteh, all-over floral and stripes. The most recognized Kerman rug design is the vase or boteh rug pattern, which consists of an all-over pattern of vases or boteh strewn all over the rug against a background of floral motifs and palmettes. This busy, attractive pattern is hugely popular with homeowners as well as rug collectors. Two other Kerman rug styles that showcase the superior craftsmanship of these master weavers are the assortment of exquisite curvilinear all-over design patterns and the complex central Kerman Medallion and corner with elaborate edges. Other patterns include the finer Kerman Lavar style with garden, tree-of-life, vase, and all-over mille flower designs, or the many pictorials which tell the story of a significant figure or event in history. The vase design carpets originated during the Safavid dynasty, and are among the greatest masterpieces of Persian weaving. They are referred to as “vase carpets” because of the elaborate floral patterns and large palmettos that cover the carpet’s entire the body-frame. They are normally found in the traditional colors of red and blue. The carpet’s dyes are used to create a soft and subtle tone of color in its pattern design; more-so, Kerman rugs are usually lightly dyed to bring out its elegance. The Kerman rugs were weaved by a group of master craftsmen highly reputed for their excellent weaving skills. The Kerman rug would take upwards of a year to be finished. Through their incredible abilities, the Kerman rug gained a thoroughly sturdy and constructive finishing. The Kerman rug’s craftsmen had a special weaving technique. For each knot, there were three turns– the first and last had far more tension than the one in the middle. In the process, that sturdy and well-constructed finish was given life. The knots can be considered asymmetrical tight Persian knots. The knots produced in these rugs were on average 120 – 800 knots per square inch which made these rugs denser than any other Persian rugs. The foundation of the Kerman rug is cotton and silky Carmania wool, giving it a soft and stable texture. The antique Kerman can be found in room size and area size set-ups. The rug’s sizes are commonly 9 x 12 area rugs to 10 x 14 feet, and the area sizes commonly found range up from 4 x 6 Oriental Rugs. These Kerman rugs can also be found in palace size forms and runners, but they are extremely hard to find. Those can range up from 10 feet to 15 feet long and wide. The Kerman carpets have been a terrific art investment as well as delightful in home decor. They have the sophistication of adding a particular theme to whatever room they decorate. Come and stop by our gallery to find Fine Antique Sultanabad carpets at 410 Olive.

 

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  • Antique Kerman Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 3113.

    Kerman Antique

    This antique Kerman rug from Persia is a beautiful piece which is prized for it’s classical compositions and unmatched craftsmanship. Hand made with natural dyes.

    4’9×7’5

     

    #32113
  • antique Kerman Ravar Rugs & More

    Antique Kerman

    These exquisite antique Kerman Ravar rugs certainly showcase their own style. Kerman rugs include detailed pictorials rendered in a style similar to the pictorial scenes produced in Qum and Isfahan.

    2’1×2’10

     

    #31958
  • Antique Kerman Ravar Rugs and More Oriental rugs 31818

    Antique Kerman Ravar

    Kerman Lavar rugs include detailed pictorials rendered in a style similar to the pictorial scenes produced in Qum and Isfahan.

    4’11×7’9

     

    #31818
  • Antique Kerman Khargoosh Rugs and more Oriental Carpet 31812

    Antique Kerman Khargoosh

    Antique Kerman Khargoosh is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet brings a warmth to your home.

    Size:1’9 x 2’3

    #31812
  • Antique Suzani Kerman Patte rugs and more oriental carpet 31789-

    Antique Suzani Kerman Patte

    Antique Suzani Kerman Patte rugs have been prized and widely sought after, and are widely considered to be among the finest, most masterfully-crafted

    Size: 3 x 3’7

    #31789
  • Kerman Afshar Antique

    Kerman Afshar Antique

    Kerman Afshar Antique carpets often has a geometrical pattern with red, orange and the hard to achieve teal/green color. The Afshar carpet is considered one of the best examples of nomadic art among carpets, with their primitive and majestic beauty.

    4×5’8

    #31684
  • Antique Persian Kerman

    This Antique Persian Kerman shah is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet standing somewhat in juxtaposition with the classicality of the design

    Size: 2’11 x 5’8

    #45277
  • Antique Kerman Shah rugs and more oriental carpet 31505-

    Antique Kerman Shah

    This Antique Kerman shah is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet standing somewhat in juxtaposition with the classicality of the design

    Size: 8’6 x 11’6

    #31505
  • Kerman Circa rugs and more oriental carpet 31507-

    Kerman Circa

    Kerman Circa is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet standing somewhat in juxtaposition with the classicality of the design

    Size: 9’1 x 11’7

    #31507
  • Persian Kerman rugs and more oriental carpet 31435-

    Persian Kerman

    This Persian Kerman is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet standing somewhat in juxtaposition with the classicality of the design

    Size: 8’2 x 11’7

    #31435
  • Antique Kerman

    Antique Kerman

    Antique Kerman Area Rug are so elegant and sumptuous, and continued by Toranj motif border which is surrounded by margins and minor and narrow lines

    Size: 5’1 x 7

    #27811
  • Antique Kerman Rug Circa 1890. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Kerman Rug Circa 1890

    Kerman carpets are named for the province of the same name in South Iran, known to be a major producer of fine carpets since the 15th century. In the world of antique Persian rugs, Kerman carpets are celebrated as being among the best. Kerman rugs are prized by collectors for a myriad of reasons, which includes but it not limited to: a wide range of designs, a broad pallet, utilization of natural dyes and fibers, immense tensile strength and abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations.

    4’7″ x 6’11”

    #36243
  • Antique Persian Garden of Paradise Kerman Rug Genuine Authentic Intricate Woven Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Garden of Paradise Kerman Rug

    Antique Persian Garden of Paradise Kerman Rug Genuine Authentic Intricate Woven Carpet Art

    3′ x 5’2″

    #30219
  • Rare Unique Kerman Area Rug Persian Genuine Woven Carpet Art Authentic Intricate Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Rare Unique Kerman Area Rug

    Rare Unique Kerman Area Rug are so elegant and sumptuous, and continued by Toranj motif border which is surrounded by margins and minor and narrow lines

    P.O.R

    3’11” x 6′

    #30169
  • Antique Persian Kerman Rug Garden of Paradise with 1001 Flowers Around Pool of Water Genuine Carpet Art Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Kerman Rug

    Antique Persian Kerman Rug are so elegant and sumptuous, and continued by Toranj motif border which is surrounded by margins and minor and narrow lines

    4’9″ x 6’7″

    P.O.R

    #35224
  • Antique Persian Kerman Ravar Rug: 1001 Flowers

    Antique Persian Kerman Ravar Rug: 1001 Flowers

    Finest handspun natural wool handmade in Persian.

    4’3″ x 7’2″

    #30077
  • South East Persia, woven around 1700's or earlier.

    South East Persia woven around 1700s or earlier

    P.O.R

    This unique historic woven art tells the Whole Story of good and bad, Ahura Mazda and Ahriman, the higher aspirations of human kind, the paradox of living and its expectations all knotted into this master work.

    #29985
  • Fine Unique Antique Kermanshah Rug santa barbara design center 29838

    Fine Unique Antique Kermanshah Rug

    This Antique Kermanshah rug is a unique and appealing style of antique Persian rugs, and is generally characterized by a distinct tribal aesthetic.

    Dimensions: 4’2 x 6’2

    #29838
  • Rare Antique Kermanshah rugs and more oriental carpet 43703-

    Rare Antique Kermanshah

    17 x 25’7

    Kermanshah rugs are also characterized by a geometric structure, with an emphasis on carefully woven lines and detail elements.

    #43703
  • Antique Kerman Ravar

    14 x 20

    Delicate floral motif on a rare full pile

    #43697
  • Fine Ziegeler & co Kerman 29092

    2’8 x 7’11

    Kerman antique carpets are so elegant and sumptuous, and continued by Toranj motif border which is surrounded by margins and minor and narrow lines

    #29092
  • Antique Turkish Bergama

    2’5×7’3

    During the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance, they were the decorative rug par excellence, dominating the market in Europe and even in Middle East itself.

    #28908
  • Ziegler Co Kerman

    9’1×11’10

    Kerman antique carpets are so elegant and sumptuous, and continued by Toranj motif border which is surrounded by margins and minor and narrow lines

    #28629
  • Turkish Oushak Rug santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet 1

    Turkish Oushak 28525

    8’4×11’6

    Antique Turkish rugs were woven with larger scale patterns.

    #28525
  • Persian Kerman

    8’7×11’4

    Call for price

    In the world of antique Persian rugs, Kerman carpets are celebrated as being among the best. Kerman rugs are prized by collectors for a myriad of reasons, which includes but it not limited to: a wide range of designs, a broad pallet, utilization of natural dyes and fibers, immense tensile strength and abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations.

    #28518
  • Finest Kerman Rug

    2’6″ x 4’0″

    Finest Kerman Rug made of  natural dyes and wool

    #36140
  • Antique Kermanshah

    Antique Kermanshah

    Call For Price

    14’6 x 17’3

    #28328
  • Antique Garden Kerman rugs and more oriental carpet 28286-

    Antique Garden Kerman

    Call For Price

    11’4×23’3

    Antique Garden Kerman are one of the traditional classifications of Persian carpets. Hand made with natural dyes and all wool silk.

    #28286
  • Rare Kermanshah rugs and more oriental carpet 28271-

    Rare Kermanshah

    12’10 x 17

    Antique Kermanshah rugs and carpets are a unique and appealing style of antique Persian rugs, and are generally characterized by a distinct tribal aesthetic

    #28271
  • Fine 1001 Flower Kerman rugs and more oriental carpet 28206-

    Fine 1001 Flower Kerman

    Kerman rugs are prized by collectors for a myriad of reasons, which includes but it not limited to: a wide range of designs, a broad pallet, utilization of natural dyes and fibers, immense tensile strength and abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations.

    5’8 x 8’9

    #28206

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