Persian Prayer Carpet (People of the Kerman Lavar district, Iran)

Persian Prayer Carpet (People of the Kerman Lavar district, Iran) - Traditional Rugs and Textiles

Persian Prayer Carpet (People of the Kerman Lavar district, Iran)

W4’-6’ x L 7’-4”Hand Knotted of wool pile; asymmetrically knotted; extremely high thread count.This Persian prayer rug was designed and constructed by master carpet weavers from the Kerman Lavar district, Iran. Persian culture is world renowned for its textile artistry. There lies a peaceful, poetic elegance to this piece. The softly, ivory colored ground of the prayer niche is marked by a 'tree-of-life' illustration - richly ornamented with flower stems and foliage. This piece may also be interpreted as a “pictorial carpet,” or “rug tableau.” That is, it is designed to be hung on the wall (or laid on the floor). The process of stylizing and preserving the form of such textiles requires a deep knowledge of craft as transmitted via oral tradition through centuries in Persian culture.
$6,980.00