The detail and workmanship is quite breathtaking on this antique Lavar Kirman carpet. Woven with such precision and intricacy, the weavers would have taken many years to complete a carpet of this quality and high level of detail. We would estimate due to the carpets size it would have taken 3-5 years at least to complete including producing all the natural dye wool to weave this remarkable carpet. The variety of colours is something to behold, with subtle pale blues and pinks and muted greens. Please do look at all the photographs as the birds, peacocks and flowers are extremely beautiful, it is a work of art for the floor. Lavar is the term for the finest type of (Kirman) Kerman carpet the city of Kirman in central Persia was a prolific weaving city throughout the 19th and 20th Century, their history dates back to the Safavid dynasty over 400 years ago. If you would like to see this antique Kerman carpet in your own home we offer a professional service of showing carpets in situ by appointment.
A 17th Century Safavid Kirman actually sold at auction for nearly $10 million in 2010! A very rare piece of weaving history indeed.
Kirman has long been a town dedicated to carpet weaving in the south east of Persia. Kirman carpets are always high quality, woven on a cotton foundation, designs consist of central medallions with floral motifs. From the 17th century Kerman or Kirman has been a city notorious for fine eleagnt weaving and the famous vase carpets of the Safavid period (1501-1722) are regarded as the most valuable and exquisite in weaving history. Early examples from the 17th century have set records for sales at auctions.
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