372 cm x 272 cm
Floral Old Kerman, beige with border, Medaillon and paisley
|Place of origin|
|Size||372 cm x 272 cm (= 10.12 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1960|
Place of origin
The city Kerman (also Kirman) is located in the southeast of Persia at an altitude of about 2,000 meters. Kerman is situated along old caravan routes and has a centuries-old tradition in both handicrafts and trade. Kerman is mentioned in Marco Polo's travelogue Il Milione. Fine patterns, sinuous lines and soft color gradations are characteristic of Kerman rugs. The classic patterns of the 19th century are often figurative. Hunting scenes and animals were portrayed along with mythological figures or historical persons. The wide range of colors in Kerman rugs is particularly enriched by various shades of red, traditionally extracted from scale insects. This old Kerman is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kerman are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
In the middle of the central field of this Kerman is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The pattern of this Kerman is adorned with wonderful Paisley motifs. The paisley motif depicts a leaf with a pointed, curved end, in the style of a large comma and is reminiscent of the Gothic fish-bladder ornament. It originated from the Chaldeans, who apparently used the motif as a representation of the shoot of the date palm, which was essential to their survival. The motif was widespread until the Celts, but was once again replaced by Greek and Roman ornaments. Rug designs containing paisley ornaments are also known as boteh patterns Persian Mir-e-butha or Mir-i-bota.
The background of this Kerman is beige. The border features beige and blue gray. The dark red center combines the colors blue gray and beige.
You are not the first to appreciate this Kerman. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1960. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Kerman because we think it is as it is effect. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
The pile of this Kerman has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Kerman are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.