Stunning Vintage Handmade Persian Rug Hand Knotted Kermaan Carpet Oriental Rug Area Carpet. Colors: Chili Red, Blue, Deep Red, Navy Refer t.Size in cm: 322 x 220. Kpsi: 180-400 (knots per square inch). This overwhelming rug comes with a " Certificate of Authenticity". The city of KERMAAN is in southeastern Persia and has long been a carpet weaving centers. It is located in the center of Kermaan province. KERMAAN is an ancient city and was called BOTIA during the Achaemenid Dynasty. It is a center of trade in the region and is accessible from Persian Gulf and Oman Sea ports by railway and highway. KERMAAN carpets are highly prized because of the quality of their design and colors. They are made of fine, lustrous wool, colored soft red, green, blue, yellow and ivory.
Kermaan rugs often boast a range of medallions and floral designs however the tree of life structure is also popular. Rugs from Kermaan can come in many designs. The quality of these rugs is of a high standard with many knot counts being being between 180-400 KPSI. The wool used is very well textured and is based on a cotton foundation.Again, colours may vary but in general light shades of red , blue and Green are used. These rugs are well sought after around the world with their grandeur and quality driving demand.
A quality Kermaan rug is something to treasure. Kermaan carpets (sometimes "Kirmaan") are one of the traditional classifications of Persian carpets. They are named after Kermaan. Which is both a city and a province located in south central Persia.
Though, as with other such designations the term describes a type which may have been manufactured somewhere else. Kermaan has been a major center for the production of high quality carpets since at least the 15th century. In the 18th century, some authors considered the carpets from the province of Kermaan, especially at Siftan, to be the finest of all Persian carpets, partly because of the high quality of the wool from the region, known as Carmania wool.
Still, in the 19th century, the city of Kirmaan had a reputation for its carpets, attributed to a very long history of urban workshops, the supply of very fine wool, the presence of master weavers and the artistic superiority of local designs. Among the more famous Kermaan carpet producers of the 19th century include Costigian, Ghastili and Dilmaghani. The latter still in operation & considered an important connection of 19th and 20th century production of carpets in Kermaan. May Beattie has defined 7 classes of Kermaan carpets and identified a unique structure she called the "Vase technique" characterized by three shoots of weft. The first and third are typically woolen and at high tension, while the second one, at low tension, is normally made of silk or cotton.
Warps are markedly displaced and the Persian knot is open to the left. " Most Persian carpets, in contrast, used the "Turkish knot. Kirmaan carpets of the 18th century and later very often use "lattice" patterns, with the central field divided by a lattice design giving many small compartments. A notable illustration is a carpet having belonged to William Morris, now on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Later all sorts of designs were made in Kirmaan, including large figurative ones. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a carpet of 1909 with a design copying a painting by the 18th century French artist Antoine Watteau. The dye process for Kermaan carpets occurred while the wool was still in flock and before spinning, allowing for uniform color. The palette for Kermaan carpets is as brilliant as it is varied. Tones can range from ivory, blue and magenta to a more golden and saffron cast.
Carpets from KERMAAN have been appreciated by western collectors for many years. They are particularly famous for having a single medallion with an arabesque form called ESKI-KERMAAN. There are, however, many different designs in KERMAAN carpets and rugs. Another common famous design is the Tree of Life.
Handmade, Hand Knotted, Antique, Vintage, Nahavand, Persian Rug, Persian Carpet, Oriental Rug. The item "Vintage Handmade Persian Rug Hand Knotted Kermaan Area Persian Carpet-220x322cm" is in sale since Tuesday, March 25, 2014. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Rugs & Carpets\Other Rugs & Carpets". The seller is "shiraz_persian_oriental_rugs_and_arts" and is located in Wollstonecraft, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.