221 cm x 140 cm
Floral Antique Kerman, dark blue with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||221 cm x 140 cm (= 3.09 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1930|
|Coloring||dark blue, purplec|
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 antique Kerman is a collector's item. It is about 90 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Kerman are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kerman are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
This Kerman is decorated with the so-called Mehrab or Mihrab motif. Mehrab refers to the Islamic prayer niche in mosques, which shows the direction of prayer qibla, i.e. the direction of Mecca. Traditionally, rugs with the Mehrab motif are used by Muslims for prayer and are therefore particularly treasured.
The background of this Kerman is beige. The colors dark blue and purplec dominate the overall impression. The border features blue gray, beige and purplec.
This Kerman has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1930. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
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.