Carpets from KERMAN have been appreciated by western collectors for many years. They are particularly famous for having a single medallion with an arabesque form called ESKI-KERMAN. There are, however, many different designs in KERMAN carpets and rugs. Another common famous design is the « Tree of Life. »
Quality: KERMAN carpets and rugs are of very high quality, just as TABRIZ and ISFAHAN.
Size & Shapes: KERMAN is famous for producing large-size carpets (10 x 18 feet), but you will be able to find smaller sizes, also.
Color: The reds and blues in KERMAN rugs and carpets are lighter in comparison with carpets and rugs made in other cities in IRAN.
Texture: wool; thin, very well textured pile
Foundation: Warp is cotton; pile is wool.
Knots: Rugs and Carpets from KERMAN have very tight foundations and the knots are Persian. The quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ) up to 842 KPSI (80 RAJ).
Price: KERMAN carpets are beautiful. There is a very high demand for them around the world so they are more expensive than similar carpets from surrounding areas.