At present, some beautiful Kerman rugs of that period can be seen in some of the museums of the world. In the 19th century, Kerman was one of the leading producers of a type of cloth named "Shawl", which gained fame in Europe, particularly in England.
After a while, the Shawl became out of fashion and the Shawl weavers of Kerman began to weave rugs. Even now the Botteh (Paisley) patterns that originally were used in shawl cloth are in demand both in Kerman and the other rug centers of Persia.
Almost all the rugs in Kerman are woven with local wool and some others with the wool obtained from the provinces that produce wool which are Rafsanjan, Barn, jiroft, and the areas surrounding Kerman. Despite the spinning factories that exist in this province, the weavers still prefer to use their hand-spun wool.
The wool is glossy but sometimes very soft. Kerman rugs are double-weft with Senneh knots. Once in a while, double or false knots can also be found here.
In the Kerman rug, there are many varieties of color. Even fifteen to thirty colors can be seen in one single rug. The fields of most of them are red. Light green, indigo blue, turquoise, pink, orange, and beige. Until recently, in the dyeing factories, these colors were used to dye shawls and rugs.

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