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Kerman 200 X 135 (KER101)
Size: 200 X 135
Kerman of Iran
The town of Kerman is in Central South of Iran, and has always been one of carpet weaving centres. Kerman carpets are highly prized because of the quality of their designs and colours. They are made of fine, lustrous wool, coloured soft red, green, blue, yellow and ivory. The village of Ravar situated 25 miles from Kerman, also produces very beautiful carpets of high quality and design. These carpets are known as “Ravar Kerman”. Kerman city with the height 1755m, is located on a high margin of Kavir-e Lut (Lut Desert) in Central south of Iran, is the capital of Kerman Province. Kerman is counted as one of the oldest cities and its name derived from Germaniol race listed by Herodotus.
The success of Kerman carpets is mainly due to the skill of the pattern designers, called “Ustad”. The result is that while all Kerman carpets have something in common, which distinguishes them from those of other areas, they are also made in a wide variety of designs. Marco Polo praised the carpets of Kerman as a marvel to see in 1270. His description is still apt today. Kerman is the capitol city of a province with the same name in Southeaster Iran. It is a city of about 2 million people about 1000 kilometres southeast of Teheran. For about the last 100 years a major source of high grade Persian carpets. Today Kerman produces highly distinctive carpets and rugs primarily in highly floral medallion or all over designs. In the older carpets the all cotton foundations have a depressed foundation with the first and third wefts rigid and the second sinuous. Kerman Shah or Laver Kerman became known for the best Kerman rugs. Laver was a town 120 miles from Kerman and is a centre for weaving the finest of rugs and carpets.
Kerman Carpets are mostly in floral designs. Many have rich and powerful central medallions, the motifs of which are also used in the borders and in the corners. On the larger Kerman carpets there are animal designs or all over patterns, the smaller ones are often decorated with vase patterns or pictorial subjects.
This one is woven with very good quality wool and is very hard wearing as well as being decorative and beautiful. These rugs are known for their design and colour combinations.
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