Kerman Rugs - Iranian Kirman Carpet - Beautiful Rug
The city and province of Kerman is located in southeast Iran, and it served as an important center of trade and handicrafts and the capital of Persian dynasties; it has many historic mosques.
A distinguishing character of Kerman (or Kirman) rugs is the high quality of locally produced down wool used in them called kurk. Kirman rugs feature a wide range of styles and designs, but an open field in which one central medallion, diamond-shaped sometimes with pendants, is clearly seen is common in modern Kirman rugs. The vase design, the tree of life, and historical portraits or scenes with figures are common also in Kirman rugs. The often dense and intricate designs of Kirman rugs appear in many colors; antique rugs use vibrant red, yellow and a golden brown. Several well-known weaver-designers from this region include Golam Hussein and Sherafat Khan.