Blue Color Antique Persian Kerman Carpet, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa 1900's.
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This light blue and rust beauty was produced in Kerman in the near the turn of the 20th century. It is a classic example of the work produced in Kerman and the surrounding areas. It is a fine weave, and it has the softness and suppleness for which Kerman weavers have been known for centuries.
The antique carpet uses shades of blue, rust, browns and ivory to create a classic design featuring beautiful florals, vines, and graceful saz-style leaves throughout the design. The colors are subdued and earthy. The blue of the background shows subtle shading that gives it visual interest and a refined feel. The color palette is simple, but it is used in a way that makes this rug stand out in its subtly shifting tones. This adds a layer of complexity to the design that gives it a cozy feel.
The design of this Persian Kerman rug uses a central focal point with the design radiating from the central motif. The horizontal and vertical symmetry is supported by pattern changes in the main border of the carpet. One of the features that stands out about this carpet is that the motifs in the field of the carpet area of a similar scale to those in the main border. This creates balance and harmony in the design where one element is not emphasized more than the other, and both are given equal weight in the design layout.
The design of the rug was carefully planned out and is divided into four quadrants. This supports the intended formality of the design and its production in the Kerman carpet weaving centers. The design is delicate and carried out in exquisite detail, yet the scale of the rug is large itself. Kerman is known for carpets that are larger scale and designed to fill the space with color. This large carpet would make the perfect addition to a formal dining room or living room where it could easily support other fine pieces of furniture.
This carpet would work well in a traditional or classic setting where it would lend a formal touch to the space. It would also work well in a shabby-chic room as well. It is a versatile piece that embodies the natural beauty of earth and a bright summer sky in its color and design. It is one of those pieces were color and design seem to come together to create a masterful piece that is outstanding.
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