Kerman

Kerman rugs come from the town of that name in southern Persia, the incredible Kerman carpet is soft and oft considered a treasure, being among the most beautiful designs ever woven. The traditional motif has the main border and central medallion on a floral theme or architectural complex, detailed and decorated in pale pastels more framed dell’bianco-and-gold. This is typically contrasted with an open field of a rich solid cranberry red, navy blue of blue or other strong colors. Others have modeled include finer style with garden, tree-of-life Wash the vase and all-over fleur of thousands of projects, or the many illustrations that tell the story of a figure or a significant event in history . Silk rugs from Kerman are very rare.
History & Construction
The province of Khorassan is the biggest in Iran, stretching through northeast of the country. The capital city, and Mashhad, where most of the area rugs are introduced. Some other rug-producing centers in this region are Kashmar (Turshis) Moud, Sabzevar, Ghain and Birjand, most of which are situated very close to Mashad. The king, Shah Abbas regularly seize and destroy badly woven carpets, and those with inferior coloring techniques, to ensure the highest levels of this ancient art. In 1722 there was an invasion of Afghanistan in Iran left the country in a state of political confusion and the rug industry in a state of disrepair, particularly in the areas established as Mashad. Fortunately Khorassan was the start of the blanket industry, because the royal court of Iran did much to help. Many Baluch-style rugs are also woven by Baluchi nomads who inhabit areas in the south. There are many grades of hand-made rugs produced in this province wide, but those woven inside the cities usually of a finer quality than those that are woven by nomads. Although the nomads were the first to weave rugs for their own use, cities adopted and refined their talents. Almost every color can be seen and everyone has a pile of wool on a foundation of cotton. In extremely rare, older cases, silk may be seen. Wool, however, and unusually bright and soft and models include historical illustrations (Persepolis, etc..) Unique to Khorassan.

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Visibility: Carpets from KERMAN have been appreciated by western collectors for many years. They are particularly famous for having a single medallion with an arabesque form called ESKI-KERMAN. There are, however, many different designs in KERMAN carpets and rugs. Another common famous design is the "Tree of Life."

Quality: KERMAN carpets and rugs are of very high quality, just as TABRIZ and ISFAHAN.

Size & Shapes: KERMAN is famous for producing large-size carpets (10 x 18 feet), but you will be able to find smaller sizes, also.

Color: The reds and blues in KERMAN rugs and carpets are lighter in comparison with carpets and rugs made in other cities in IRAN.

Texture: wool; thin, very well textured pile

Foundation: Warp is cotton; pile is wool.

Knots: Rugs and Carpets from KERMAN have very tight foundations and the knots are Persian. The quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ) up to 842 KPSI (80 RAJ).