Pair of Antique Kermanshah Rug Circa 1920 – 207 x 130cm

Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

207 x 130

Size in feet

6.7 x 4.4


100% Wool pile based on cotton foundation

Condition & Age

Perfect, full pile


Circa 1920


Hand woven in Iran

Number of Knots

Approx 260,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

Full pile and very hard wearing. Very well preserved pair in perfect condition. Kermanshah rugs and carpets are a unique and appealing style of antique Persian rugs and are generally characterized by a distinct tribal aesthetic. Generally speaking, Kermanshah rugs are of Kurdish origin which somehow resembles to Bidjar rugs. some designs are also characterized by a geometric structure, with an emphasis on carefully woven lines and detail elements. Kermanshah approach to Persian rug design was largely informed by influences from the Kurdish and Lori tribes people of western Iran. Kurdish rugs and carpets are distinctly tribal works, recognizable for their eccentric treatment of traditional elements of design. Much the same may be said of antique Lori rugs, which also utilize a primarily geometric repertory. Loris will also feature highly stylized animal forms arranged as allover patterns. The similarities between Kermanshah, Kurdish, and Lori antique tribal rugs and carpets is largely geographical but is also owed to Kermanshah’s role as a center of trade for the region. Kermanshah, which also referred to as Bakhtaran, is a majority Kurdish city and is an important trade center for the region. As a result, Kermanshah rugs and carpets both influenced and were influenced by neighboring peoples.
Origin: Iran
Size: 207 x 130
Date: Circa 1920
Condition: very Good

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