The Kerman district of south eastern Iran is a black and desolate area, hardly the sort of place you would expect to find some of the most sophisticated and expensive rugs in the world. The Kerman patterns have been influenced by the flowery French Aubusson rugs. Their pastel colours are almost always displayed on an open field of champagne, sky or navy blue, dusty rose or pistachio green. These pieces are woven with finely spun pile and foundation yarns, and with triple wefts. They are left with a high pile. Unfortunately, the pile height sometimes tends obscure the definition of the rug’s design, a situation that is further complicated when the rug is chemically washed. Therefore knot count is an important consideration for Kerman rugs.
Shorter pile Kerman rugs are also beginning to appear on the Western market, in a more limited range of sizes than the traditional higher pile Kermans. They new shorter pile Kermans have intricate, scrolling designs in brighter colours, and they are reminiscent of an older period of Iranian weaving. These rugs tend to be more costly than their predecessors.
All our rugs at Oriental Rug Gallery are hand weaved carpets by professional rug artisans, village weavers and nomadic tribes in Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa regions. Our rugs range from designer artist labels to rugs lovingly created by women at home. Oriental Rug Gallery specialises in Persian rugs, but we also have a selection of other authentic rugs from other regions in the world. Give us a call on 07768616666 to find out more about this rug.