This beautiful circa 1925 handmade Persian oversized Laver Kerman Oriental carpet measures 11’6” X 17’5”. It is a kiss away from 100 years old. It has an overall floral design of bouquets of flowers of various types and colors including rose, coral, three shades of blue, pink, lavender and tobacco all on an ivory ground. There is an 18“ wide border of a fleur-de-lis design separated by a busy floral motif on a rose ground. This rug would be a spectacular addition to any room! The rug is 99% full pile with the low pile mostly confined to the ivory as photographed. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $250.00.
This late 19th century Laver Kerman portrait rug of the Shah of Iran measures 1’10” X 2’3”. It has a circular framed image of one of the Shahs of Iran surrounded by a lovely floral decoration on a dark blue ground. It has a navy border of roses and carnations in three shades of red with smaller flowers in shades of blue on an ivory ground encompassed by two minor borders of flowers on a sky blue ground. This rug is in perfect condition. It has probably never been walked on. The ends and sides are complete. The rug is full pile. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $25.00.
This circa 1930 Laver Kerman Persian Oriental rug measures 4’7” X 7’6”. This type of Kerman is known as Mille fleur for obvious reasons. It has a small round magenta medallion filled with flowers on an ivory field filled with 1000’s of flowers. The field is a prayer niche with a vase of flowers coming out of it and complete spandrels. The major border is covered with flowers in red, blues, tobacco and rose on an ivory ground encompassed with a reciprocal border on a navy ground with vines and flowers. This rug is full pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $75.00.
This 4th quarter 19th century Laver Kerman Oriental Rug measures 4’9” X 7’9”. It has a beautiful classic prayer design on an ecru ground with a tree of life motif growing from a green hill that’s a little bit darker than the green of the spandrels. The entire rug has a very complicated floral design in too many colors to count. The major border is magenta with a crowded floral motif enclosed by reciprocal floral borders on a medium blue ground. Both ends of the rug are missing approximately 2-3 rows of knots which have been overcast. The rug is full pile. It is a very lovely piece of floor art. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $95.00.
This last quarter 19th century Laver Kerman measures 4’3” X 6’7”. It has a prayer motif on a café au lait ground containing a tree of life with birds sitting in a row of branches extending half way down the rug and coming to rest in the center of a large floral decoration containing two large birds at its base two white horses sitting on the ground. The horses are flanked by a man on each side holding a lamp. The rug has an overall very pleasant floral design in several shades of red, tobacco and blue. The major border consists of a floral background containing ivory cartouches which are saying a prayer. I’ve been told it’s a prayer to love. The rug has a very fine weave. There are a couple of places where the pile is starting to show some wear as you will when you reach 140 years old. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $75.00.
This fourth quarter 19th century Laver Kerman measures 8’10” X 11’5″. It has an overall design of Arabesques and swirling flowers on a pale colored ground. The floral motif is done in rose, pale rust and light brown. The rug is very busy but it doesn’t make you dizzy when you look at it. The major border contains meandering vine and flower motif in the same colors as the background of the field. There are two pair of reciprocal minor borders. There are places with low pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $150.00.
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman Persian Oriental Rug measures 2’1” X 4’1”. It has an ivory field with a very busy floral motif. One could barely put down two fingers without touching design. It has center medallion in pale green, red and blue encompassed by floral motifs resembling ferns which in turn are encompassed by pale red flowers. The corners are done in a pale green and red floral motif. The rug has a single border composed of floral motifs in a fan design in blue and red. The rug has full pile. The ends are complete. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance of $35.00.
This circa 1920 antique Laver Kerman Persian Oriental Carpet measures 4’7” X 7’6” (143 x 231 cm). It has a pulled rosette medallion with expanding colors of blue, rose, ivory and tobacco on a deep rose colored ground. Flanked top and bottom are very twisty trees coming out of the floral ground to embrace the medallion. The border is an intricate representation of a floral motif on a navy ground. There is a very small area of wear as photographed. This is a very attractive rug which will complement any room! The ends and sides are complete. The rug is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping including insurance of $75.00.
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman Persian Oriental rug measures 8’9” X 11’7”. It has a very busy over all design with a small medallion which practically disappears into the vine, tendril and flower motif. The colors are rose, reds, peach, and several shades of blue running from sky to navy. The corners are very nicely worked with a tulip fan motif. The border is a very sexy treatment of crowns filled with scallop fleur-de-lis. The rug is full pile. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping of $150.
This circa 1880 Laver Kerman antique Persian Oriental Rug measures 4’6” X 6’5”. It has a hunting scene and a tree of life design on an ivory ground. The rug has a lively design of storks, deer, goats and ducks on a lake and two large peacocks, one fully displayed one in the trees. There is a small village scene. There are birds flying and in the trees. This is all done in blue (the lake), browns, reds, greens and yellow. The border is maroon with a design of rabbits, birds and flowering trees. The rug has slight brown erosion consistent with its age. The ends and sides are good. It is 99.9% full pile. This rug is a masterpiece! The buyer pays the shipping and insurance of $75.00
- A blog article about the wool used in this rug: https://antiqueorientalrugs.com/2022/07/07/a-description-of-the-wool-used-in-the-construction-of-antique-rugs/
This circa 1910 Laver Kerman antique Oriental Persian carpet measures 4’0” X 7’0” (121 x 213 cm). It has an overall floral design which is very complicated on an ivory ground with a blue rondele medallion and nicely worked corners. The border is a medium blue with peonies and chrysanthemums worked with a scrolling arabesque motif. This is a very beautiful and sophisticated example of the weaving art. The rug is full pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $75.00.
This circa 1890 Laver Kerman antique Persian Oriental Rug measures 12’3” X 16’0” (374 x 486 cm). It has an ivory field completely covered in green foliage with touches of red and magenta. There is a huge Sunburst floral medallion. The borders are worked in rose and yellow with a minor border in the same colors. This rug has so much going on in it, that it is practically impossible to describe it. Stunning, about sums it up! The rug is a quite large oversized piece. It is 99% full pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $225.
This circa 1880 Laver Kerman antique Persian Oriental measures 9’9” X 14’6”. It has an ivory field with a one way overall design of red potted trees interspersed with a wild entangled design of flowers, vines and leafs in two shades of blue, red, cordovan, blue/green and butternut. The border has cartouches containing flowering trees and flowering vines in red and blue all on an ivory ground. The ends and sides are complete. The rug is evenly low all over. It has no foundation showing. The buyer pays the shipping and insurance of $200.
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman antique Persian Oriental carpet measures 8’9″ X 11 ‘5″ (271 X 350 cm). This exceptionally finely woven rug is in essentially mint condition. The detail of the rug is extremely minute. The drawing is so involved that one would find it difficult to put two fingers anywhere on this carpet without hitting design. The design consists of a central medallion composed of an ever expanding circling motif going to flower heads going to fleur-de-lis and culminating in botehs. On the north south axis is suspended a hanging lamp descending into a sea of flowers. The entire field is covered in swirling arabesques, cypress trees, flowers, and botehs. The wide border, whose background maintains the same color as the field, is composed of a repeated design of hanging lamps suspended by a chain, small foliage in a cartouche, full width cypress trees all repeated around the rug. The rug is so pale that it appears to have no color at all, when in fact it is loaded with very soft Oushak like colors such as blue, celadon green, pale red, ivory, and spots of a darker blue. The rug is extremely beautiful. This rug must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The rug is full pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman antique Persian Oriental carpet measures 13’0” X 15’6” (396 x 481 cm). This magnificent Laver Kerman is sometimes referred to as a ‘crowded Kerman’ for obvious reasons. This palace sized beauty in the impossible to find square size is 99.9% full pile perfect condition. The dark blue field is completely covered in fantastic arabesques and floral designs. It is all encompassed with a very wide deep rose to medium red border completely filled with floral motifs, some of which are spilling over from the field. The colors are three colors of blue, two or three shades of red, light tobacco brown, ivory, peach and pale green. This rug will absolutely dominant a room! It will stand up and insist to be noticed!! Get out your checkbook! The rug is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $225.00.
This circa 1910 Laver Kerman measures 11’6” X 13’5” (356 x 411 cm). It is what used to be called a ‘crowded Kerman’ for obvious reasons. It has a huge center medallion composed of a wreath of peonies which going inward becomes flowers upon flowers ending in a hand sized chrysanthemum dead center of the rug. The corner design resembles ferns and other well drawn flowers. The entire rug is so overwhelming with floral motif that it is essentially impossible to put your finger down on any part of the rug and touch the ivory background without touching some part of the design. It has a beautiful swirling design that seems to be in constant motion. The rug has three borders. The two minor reciprocals are on a light blue ground containing flowers in the shape of clamshells and the main border between the two is on a very light peach ground consisting of a very complicated floral design. The rug is full pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. This would make any décor in any house! The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $225.00
This circa 1900 Laver Kerman antique Persian Oriental measures 9’6” X 15’0” (292 x 457 cm). This is a very nice example of the art of weaving. This rug transcends floor covering and soars into the ethereal realms of art! The rug is excitingly complicated. It has flowers arranged in the manner of fans and feathers. There is an uncountable amount of colors. This unbelievably beautiful rug has a three dimensional feel in which the ivory colored ground transports the viewer into an almost supernatural space. It is 99% full pile which in itself is almost unbelievable. There are a couple of low areas not much larger than the palm of my small hand which essentially one would have to drop to ones hands and knees to find. The ends and sides are complete and original. A previous owner has had artificial fringe sewn on top of the original fringe at either end. I don’t know why, but it is easily removed if you don’t care for it. This beautiful rug is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $200.00.
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman antique Persian rug measures 5’9” X 12’0” (179 x 370 cm). It is an odd Kallegh size. It has a very beautifully drawn floral motif on an ivory background. The center has a pulled medallion with a dark ruby red ground and ivory and blue flowers. The ivory ground field is completely covered in bouquets and wreathes of flowers in reds, blues, pinks, tobacco and pale green. A veritable riot of floral color! Surrounding the field and into the corners is a sky blue border containing dark blue leafs. The major border is composed of cartouches containing floral designs on a navy ground. There are two small reciprocal floral borders. This rug is in mint condition. It is full pile with complete ends and sides. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $125.00
This circa 1925 Persian Laver Kerman antique Oriental rug measures 11’6” X 15’10”. This is a very interesting rug. It has a garden design consisting of six rows of squares. Rows 1, 3 and 5 are filled with a prayer niche motif with cloudbands and floral motifs. Rows 2, 4 and 6 are composed of an arched window motif. Each one of the nine windows is filled with cloudbands and flowers. The entire field is divided into nine sections each containing six separate images such are arched windows and prayer motif. The upper part of the field consists of a triple row of what appear to be tiles in the same motif as that used to separate the three large sections. The images within the nine sections are separated by a column with a Corinthian like capital. The border is very interesting. It is unique in my experience and brings to mind the border of the Pazyrk carpet except here the men on horseback are back to back and pulling something between the two of them which looks like a beehive. The horses are all different. The border has a navy blue ground and there are four pair of reciprocal borders. There is a lot of color in this rug. There is a pale rose, green, blues, tobacco and yellow. The rug has an overall calming effect. One of the interesting aspects of this rug is that the motif in the field is based on the square root of three. There are three major sections each section containing three sections. The smaller sections when combined are equal to nine. In each major section there are three minor sections forming six in each minor section forming twelve in 2/3rds of the sections forming eighteen in all sections. I would be shocked if you read this far, but take my word for it… this very complicated rug is designed in multiples of 3. I’m not sure if anyone else would find this interesting but I thought I’d throw it out there! The rug has complete ends and sides. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $225.
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman Oriental Rug measures 10’0” X 18’6” (304 x 570 cm). This is an absolutely fabulous Laver Kerman in a giant palace size. It has a floral overall design with no medallion on an ivory ground all encompassed with a foot wide major border which echoes the motif in the field only on a rose ground. The palette of the rug is several shades of red, camel hair, pale blue green, yellow gold and several shades of blue. The rug looks like a flower garden and believe it or not it is absolutely perfect like it has never been used! It is full pile with complete ends and sides. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance included of $225.00.
This circa 1920 Laver Kerman antique Persian rug measures 9’0” X 12’0” (274 x 372 cm). It has a large pulled medallion in pale red with an ivory center and a floral motif on an ivory ground with an overall floral motif. The medium blue corners contain tulips and chrysanthemums. The major ivory border has a floral motif with roses, chrysanthemums and tulips. The rug has reciprocal borders; one with a pale rose ground with meandering vine and flower design and the other pair is on a light blue ground with meandering vine and flower design. This rug is in excellent condition. It has complete ends and sides. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $150.
A description of the Wool used in the Construction of Antique Rugs
Most handmade antique rugs are created on a large wooden loom with a foundation of warp (north and south) and weft (east and west) threads often of cotton through which wool threads are knotted to create the pile of the rug. The wool sheared from sheep is spun and soaked in natural dyes made largely from insects, plants and water. The color concentration could vary slightly between dye lots which would sometimes result in a bit of a color change or abrash in a rug. This is normal.
There are many ways to distinguish where a rug was woven. One way is to identify the wool characteristics and how fine the yarn is which will also impact the type of foundation material used. The thicker wool from a rug woven near a mountain region would have a denser pile and a simpler perhaps geometric design. These rugs such as Bidjar rugs are woven on a stronger wool foundation.
Rugs woven nearer the cities may have a more finely spun wool which will allow for more complex designs such as vines and flowers or complex scenes often including bucolic or energetic scenes with animals and people such as is seen in Laver Kerman Rugs.
Beautifully spun very soft wool was also imported from Manchester, England. It is sheared from Merino sheep. These are some of the finest rugs made with the nicest, very finely spun soft wool. This wool was often used for fine Kashan rugs with beautiful fine intricate designs. These rugs are very soft underfoot. The Chinese were also known to import this wool and create beautiful designs.
The most expensive of all wool actually comes from a goat. This wool is known as mohair or angora. The pile rugs made using this rug mostly come from Turkey and have long silky feeling pile. It is very lustrous and dyed in pale beautiful colors and often found in Turkish Oushak rugs.
The last natural material used to weave rugs is from the camel. This is hair shed from a camel and is often used undyed and spun with sheeps wool to create a rug with a beautiful brown hue from a material that is readily available without shearing. This wool is often seen in rugs and runners from Serab and Hamadan regions of Persia.
Horseman, Pazyryk felt artifacts.
The Pazyryk (Russian: Пазырык) burials are a number of Scythian Iron Age tombs found in the Pazyryk Valley of the Ukok plateau in the Altai Mountains, Siberia, south of the modern city of Novosibirsk, Russia; the site is close to the borders with China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Numerous comparable burials have been found in neighboring western Mongolia.
The tombs are Scythian-type kurgans, barrow-like tomb mounds containing wooden chambers covered over by large cairns of boulders and stones, dated to the 4th - 3rd centuries BCE. The spectacular burials at Pazyryk are responsible for the introduction of the term kurgan, a Russian word of Turkic origin, into general usage to describe these tombs. The region of the Pazyryk kurgans is considered the type site of the wider Pazyryk culture. The site is included in the Golden Mountains of Altai UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The bearers of the Pazyryk culture were horse-riding pastoral nomads of the steppe, and some may have accumulated great wealth through horse trading with merchants in Persia, India and China. This wealth is evident in the wide array of finds from the Pazyryk tombs, which include many rare examples of organic objects such as felt hangings, Chinese silk, the earliest known pile carpet, horses decked out in elaborate trappings, and wooden furniture and other household goods. These finds were preserved when water seeped into the tombs in antiquity and froze, encasing the burial goods in ice, which remained frozen in the permafrost until the time of their excavation.
Because of a freak climatic freeze, some of the Altaic burials, notably those of the 5th century BCE at Pazyryk and neighbouring sites, such as Katanda, Shibe, and Tuekt, were isolated from external climatic variations by a protective layer of ice that conserved the organic substances buried in them. Certain geometric designs and sun symbols, such as the circle and rosette, recur at Pazyryk but are completely outnumbered by animal motifs. Such specifically Scythian features as zoomorphic junctures—i.e., the addition of a part of one animal to the body of another—are rarer in the Altaic region than in southern Russia. The stag and its relatives, however, figure as prominently in Altaic as in Scythian art.
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