Description & Technical information

Kerman has a very rich past. It was on the road of the caravans along the border of the dasht-é-Lut desert and has sheltered the persecuted Zorastrians. Kerman, rather difficult to reach in those days, escaped destruction by the Mongolian invaders. At the end of the Safavid era (beginning 18th century) , the town managed to also avert the Afghan destructive attacks, that had causes the downfall of most of the other Persian cities. But in 1794 the decline of the Zand dynasty and wars to conquer the throne destroyed most of Kerman. It lasted about one century before rug-weaving became an important activity again.

Date:  Mid 20th century
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Iran
Medium: warp and weft: cotton, pile: wool
Dimensions: 406 x 300 cm (159⁴/₅ x 118¹/₁₀ inches)
Categories: Textiles