KERMAN

Kerman is a type of Persian Rug which is at least 50 years old, no older than 99 years old. Kermans have for a long time had a long claim to fame in the American Market. Similar to the popularity of the American Sarouk, Kermans had a long run of demand from the 1930’s through the 1970’s. Semi antique Kermans are often characterized by their heavy handle, dense wool, and thick pile. While many variations and qualities have been made over the years, Kermans are usually woven in the vicinity of 140-225 KPSI. Often these rugs would have large ornate medallions woven in the midst of a solid color and/or floral field. One of the most distinguishing aspects in Kermans is infrequent use of bright jewel tones woven in conjunction with pastel colors.