Originating in or near Kerman (or Kirman) in southern Iran this new contemporary piece belongs to a long line of rug heritage dating back to the 16th century. The Persian Kerman was a highly sought after commodity with large demand. The cultural complexity of the areas demanding this rug resulted in a variety of styles and designs. Kerman rugs boast sophisticated, well-organized designs including vases, shrubs, and gardens with a medallion typically as the central focus. The asymmetrical knotting of wool with silk or cotton in between produced a double-warped rug with an almost three-dimensional appearance.
The coloring of a Kerman rug was among the most vibrant and varied of Persian rugs, however, modern versions offer a more muted palette for the discerning collector. The late 19th and 20th centuries saw a resurgence of Kerman rugs presenting a diverse mixture of designs and depictions, yet still displaying the varied asymmetrical knotting. This Kerman collectible rug explores the intricate detail on a backdrop of neutrality, hand-knotted from wool and utilizing a muted palette to find its way into a variety of floor scales.