#18092 Kerman: Circa 1880

Rug #: 18092

Origin: SE Persia

Type: Kerman – Laver

Size: 8’5”X 16’

Weave density: 10 H X 12 V ~ appx 110-120 KPSI

Warp: hand spun cotton

Weft: hand spun cotton

Pile: wool

Sides: 2 ply wool

Circa: 1880’-1890

Main Colors:  Ivory, soft yellow, soft green, wine red, navy blue, medium blue and rose.

The present carpet originates in SE Persia, specifically the Ravar region of the Kerman province.  The town and surrounding regions have a long history of rug making, dating back to at least to the beginning of 16th century.

The pattern of the piece is based on classical Persian gardens, with each medallion representing a different section of the garden, organizing them according to the types of trees and flowers.

Because of its location in a mountainous region of SE Persia, the breed of sheep found here have long produced the highest quality of wool.  For this reason, the rugs coming from this region have all been produced using the most lustrous and luxurious wool, which over time has improved just by simple process of being walked on.

Kerman’s and related type rugs such as Ravar and Yazd carpets are amongst the most sought after antique carpets in today’s market. Their gracious size, subtle color combinations, and fanciful patterns make them appealingly adaptable to room settings of varied décor.



About Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs

Rahmanan deals with the sales and service of antique rugs, tapestries, and kilims. Inventory includes, but is not limited to, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Chinese, Mongolian, Moroccan, European, Caucasian, American, and Navajo pieces. We also have antique quilts.
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