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, though, as with other such designations the term describes a type which may have been manufactured somewhere else. Kerman has been a major center for the production of high quality carpets since at least the 15th century. In the 18th century, some authors considered the carpets from the province of Kerman, especially at Siftan, to be the finest of all Persian carpets, partly because of the high quality of the wool from the region, ·  known as Carmania wool.
In the world of antique Persian rugs, Kerman carpets are celebrated as being among the best. Kerman rugs are prized by collectors for a myriad of reasons, which includes but it not limited to: a wide range of designs, a broad pallet, utilization of natural dyes and fibers, immense tensile strength and abrasion resistance, and expert color combinations. No two Kerman rugs are precisely alike, but these general characteristics typify this enduringly popular style.
Designs and motifs of Kerman region Damask rose is the most used motif in Kerman rugs design which is mostly used in “Sabzikar Ravar” and “Gol Sorkhi” (Red Rose) rugs. The most well-known motifs in Kerman rugs are “Ghab Ghora’ani”, “Setooni”, “Ghabi”, “Kheshti”, “Saraam Atiyeh”, “Jangali”, “Shekargah”, “Lachak-Toranj” beautiful styles and “Sabzikar Ravar”.
Colors Recent Kerman products prepared for western markets are woven in gentle and light colors like amber, pink, milky and blue-gray.
Motifs Diversity of motifs are woven based on market requests. Not only all well-known and original Persian motifs, but you can find western motifs in Kerman rugs, including striped motifs, various repetitive motifs, vase, Toranj (Citron), symmetric, and also garden, animal shapes, predaceous and pictorial rugs. Borders motifs following market requests, especially USA market. Kerman antique carpets are so elegant and sumptuous, and continued by Toranj motif border which is surrounded by margins and minor and narrow lines.