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Ultimate Guide to Kerman Persian Rugs


     
 

Ultimate Guide to Antique Kerman Persian Rugs & Carpets: Vintage 1865-1915

September 5, 2008

Antique Kerman (or Kirman) Rugs and Carpets are perhaps some of the most recognizable within the antique Persian Rug Category. Colors are often subtle, with a true "antique" patina of a dusty ivory augmented by richer earthy-toned palette. Some examples will have bolder, contrasting colors, although are often of higher knot density. Antique Kerman Persian rugs and carpets specifically made between 1865-1895 are almost all vegetable dye. KPSI for Kermans Dating between 1865 and 1915 are often the vicinity of 225 to 650 KPSI maxwith some exceptions. The handle of such Kerman Rugs feature medium to light stiffness, with very thin shearing. It is very unusual to find a Kerman Rug which is constructed with materials other than wool pile on cotton foundation. However, there was very limited production of exceptionally rare and unique Kerman weavings using silk on silk.

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