About this Piece
A Kirman 'Vase' design carpet with pure silk pile hand woven on a cotton foundation to 256 knots per square inch. After a Mid 17th Century South East Persian design carpet featured in "A Survey of Persian Art", Oxford, 1938 by Arthur Upham Pope.
The curving serrated leaves are split into two or three colours, running longitudinally in an arrangement that makes the blossoms completely secondary to the leaves creating an apparently simple yet satisfying design which can be demonstrated to be a prototype for the most popular Persian carpet design of all - the so-called herati pattern.
This Kirman "vase" design was hugely influential in later carpet design and supports the theory that the weavers of Kirman in the 17th Century were the most inventive and influential of all designers in the history of the Persian carpet. Its charm, subtelty and balance combine to create a deceptive simplicity.
A bespoke commission hand woven in: Bhadohi, India
Knot Density: 256 knots per square inch
Materials: Pure silk pile woven on a cotton foundation
The original carpet of the same dimensions realised an auction price of £6.2 million in 2010.
Every rug design in the collection has a provenance researched from our archives which is hand woven in 100% organic silk onto a cotton yarn to a bespoke size by highly skilled weavers using knowledge passed on through generations. The family workshops in Uttar Pradesh, India have been personally visited by Robert and Henry Stamp of Brights of Nettlebed to ensure appropriate standards of human rights are respected and that the prices are extremely competitive. Only natural materials are used, which are stated on each rug along with the knots per inch and design origin.
Brights of Nettlebed are members of the Care & Fair initiative, financially supporting education and health for carpet knotting families in India, Nepal and Pakistan. For more information please visit www.care-fair.org
Any silk rug in the collection can be woven to bespoke sizes, or special commissions can also be undertaken.
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