This is Jawid’s favorite rug at the Tanasbourne (beaverton) Showroom. It is a Kerman style rug.
Kerman carpets (sometimes “Kirman”) are one of the traditional classifications of Persian carpets. They are named after Kerman, which is both a city and a province located in south central Iran.
A rare and distinct variation of Kerman carpets is the Lavar or Ravar Kerman. Although Lavar is the improper name, some are still labeled as such. These carpets were produced in Ravar village next to Kerman city in the northern region, and are known particularly for their fine weave and elegant, classically derived design of allover and central medallion formats.
The dye process for Kerman carpets occurred while the wool was still in flock and before spinning, allowing for uniform color. The palette for Kerman carpets is as brilliant as it is varied. Tones can range from ivory, blue and magenta to a more golden and saffron cast.
This rug and many other exceptional pieces of fine rugs are on view in all NW Rugs Showrooms in Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV.