Early Antique Persian Kirman/Kerman Raver Wool Rug Circa 1910


The perfect Country house rug. This incredible Kirman/Kerman Raver masterpiece impresses for its elegant chromatic design, the skilful red shades combination on a light background and the beautiful floral drawing. An exceptional survivor large in size made with naturally dyed wools realised before the first World War Circa 1910. Some wear as expected which adds to the overall look of this rare rug. Historic repairs, wear expected with age.

Kerman is an ancient Persian city and the capital of the Kerman province in southern Iran. The rug makers there have been weaving outstanding carpets in their workshops for more than thousand years. Some of the finest Kerman rugs come from a town called Lavar (also Laver or Raver) in the Kirman province, hence the term ‘Lavar Kerman’. Traditional designs of antique Kermans, that still can be seen in contemporary rugs from this area include a central medallion and the border both with highly detailed floral or arabesque elements. But also tree-of-life, vase and garden designs are not uncommon. Kerman carpets use only the Persian knot.

344cm x 263cm

As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.