Fine Persian Kerman Ravar Wildlife Pictorial Carpet

Rug #5135
Size: 338 x 224 cm / 11.1 x 7.3 ft
Handwoven in: 

Persian Kerman Wildlife Pictorial Carpet

Persian Kerman pictorial carpet handwoven from wool in Iran. Allover design featuring extensive wildlife set among winding flora and fauna.


This Persian Kerman carpet is published in;

THE PERSIAN CARPET, ‘The Fabric of Life’, Essie Sakhai, Woodbridge, 2008.

pl. 86,  p. 141.

This ornately decorated ‘Hunting Park’ rug from the early-20th century has a design much favoured by weavers from Ravar in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Among the interlocking tree branches (a particular motif found in many different and often extremely dense versions on Ravar rugs), there is to be found an extraordinary menagerie of animals, including an elephant, a lion wrestling with what appears to be a winged snake, monkeys, rabbits, peacocks, various wild cats and deer, with some animals attacking others and displayed in the particular grouping (see, for instance, repeated all round the main border) that is known to carpet writers as ‘bum-biters’. A very attractive carpet of unusually large size.


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