Kerman rugs

Kerman rugs Kirman Carpets - unique items from the Djoharian Collection

Kerman Rugs and Kirman Carpets

What is a Persian Kerman rug?

Rugs with the name Kerman or Kirman usually come from the town of the same name in south eastern Iran.

What are the qualities of Kerman rugs?

Rugs from Kerman are available in many variations, both in terms of pattern and quality. The knot density of the hand-knotted rugs starts at around 100 knots per inch² for simple pieces and reaches up to 400 knots per inch² for rarely fine work. The motifs are usually floral or patterned with a medallion, sometimes hunting designs..

How much do Kerman rugs cost?

A simple wool rug with a low knot density costs less than 200 USD  in the size 5 x 3 ft, a rarely fine piece of excellent wool quality can well cost over 1500 USD in the same size. The knotting density, the amount of work and the material used are decisive.

Rugs from Kerman are among the most popular Persian carpets. The reasons for this are simple: high-quality craftsmanship, fine knotting, fine materials and elegant designs give Kirman carpets the exclusive touch. Common are large sizes in 9 x 12 ft to 15 x 13 ft.
The art of knotting has an old tradition in Kerman. Antique Kerman rugs with sickle leaf design are the highest priced rugs on auctions. 

Kerman rugs

Kirman carpets - Persian carpets with a floral pattern

Kerman (Persian کرمان, Kermān) is a city in southeastern Iran - Persia.

It is also the center of the province of Kerman and is located on an approximately altitude of 1750 m. For centuries, Kirman has been an important manufacturing site for artistically hand-knotted Persian rugs. Kirman carpets are often opulently floral patterned and have a very good quality. The carpet patterns are mostly designed with a decorative medallion. The group of Kirman carpets also includes Yazd (Yasd) rugs and Kerman Lavar / Rawar / Raver. The city of Yazd is already halfway between Isfahan and Kerman, but the knotting and design are very similar in both types of carpet. Number 1 and 2 of the most expensive antique rugs at auction are occupied by Kerman Sickle Leaf carpets from the 16th century. Garnering $33.8 million, the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet was one of the 25 Middle Eastern and Asian carpets from Sotheby's June 2013 auction Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection.
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