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Persian Kirman Rug Iran 20th century

exceptional 20th century Persian Kirman rug


An exceptional 20th century Persian Kirman rug with the most elaborately woven multicolored design of scrolling vines the ivory field with a polychrome floral central medallion supported by flowering vines, within a rose complementary floral border woven in light and dark indigo, and rose, and gold vegetable on a cream colored wool background. The border is exquisite, original fringes, the rug in excellent original condition with no observed repairs or stains.  Pile is low and worn evenly throughout.  Rug has been professionally cleaned. This rug is characteristic of a type known as “American” market Kirman. They were specifically made for export to service the demand for decorative furnishing rugs. The colours and nature of design indicate this to be of this type. Likely to have been made any time between 1930 and 1970 Kirman is the capital of the province in south Persia of the same name. Situated 2000 meters above sea level. As elsewhere in Persia carpet weaving declined during the 18th century and was revived during the second half of the 19th century, since when Kirman carpets have enjoyed a considerable reputation. The condition of the carpet is excellent, even worn pile the whole retaining a plush and pliable structure the low pile brings the geometry of the rug to the absolute forefront. The result is a superb presentation in this antique Kirman rug, truly young in life.


Of the Period: Kirman

Place of Origin: Iran

Date of Manufacture: 1960-1969

Period: 20th Century

Materials and Techniques: Hand knotted wool

Condition: Excellent

Wear: Wear consistent with age and use

Dimensions: 6.67ft x 4ft