Origin: SE Persia
Type: Kerman – Laver
Size: 11’0” x 15’0”
Warp: hand spun cotton
Weft: hand spun cotton
Sides: 2 ply wool
Main Colors: Pea green, soft yellow, soft green, wine red, navy blue, and soft pink.
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 design and colors in this particular piece are quite unusual. The drawing and aesthetics are more common to rugs from Russia or the Ukraine. This rug is in relatively good condition considering Kermans of this type were usually woven with a thin pile to start.
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.
The price of Kermans with good balance of color and composition have steadily risen, while pieces of average quality have dropped.
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*by Katrina Mauro