The following rug is a fine specimen from Kerman. The city of Kerman is located 1064 km southeast of Tehran. Carpet weaving has been part of this cities culture since the 16th century. The designs of Kerman rugs are typically repeated medallions or a central medallion with palmettes and arabesques in the background. The overall background was typically dark-blue with red, green, ochre, and light blue.
After World War II, designs were inspired by French Aubusson carpets.
All sizes were woven, from small mats to large gallery size carpets.
Some of the finest rugs woven during the late nineteen century and early 20th century are known as Ravar Kermans, produced in a small village of Ravar, 140km north of Kerman. Today the carpet production of kerman is limited making the rugs scarce and collectable.