Antique Persian Kerman Rug, circa 1900This magnificent antique carpet was woven over a hundred years ago by the master weaver Aboul Ghasem Kermani, whose signature appears in the upper main border. Truly worthy of the classic Kerman tradition that nourished him, he has given us a luxuriant decorative image of paradise shimmering with cool greens and saffron golds like the mosaics of an ancient mosque or church. Rows of elegant cypresses are poised amidst lush fields of fantastically rendered lilies, carnations, and somniferous poppies set like jewels in a golden crown. The jewel-like main border continues the texture and color of the field across the rest of the carpet, set off only by red guard stripes. For other carpets in our collection made by Master Kermani, see inventory numbers 2991, 3206, 3412, 3416, 2910, and 42108.
Size: 9. ft 02 in x 11 ft 02 in (2.79 m x 3.40 m)