Old Kerman
85 cm x 65 cm
Nr. 6312

€1,720

Old Kerman, beige with motiv and border

Place of origin
Persien
Size85 cm x 65 cm (= 0.55 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: cork wool
Weft & Warp: cotton
Knots/m2800.000
Pile height5mm
Year of manufacture1920
Coloringbeige, light green
EditionSingle piece

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.

Patterns

The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.

The background of this Kerman is beige. The border features dark red and beige.

Condition

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 1920. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.

Material

The pile of this Kerman has been woven from so-called cork wool. Cork wool is a very fine thread, almost velvety to the touch. Cork wool is obtained from the neck, belly and inner sides of the sheep's legs and is of particularly high quality. 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.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
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