Fine with a handle like velvet.
Exquisite luxury is the reason dealers of the period believed the Kerman to be the best Persian Carpet.
Kerman was bypassed by Genghis Khan and other Hordes and so has a long unbroken weaving tradition.
Circa 1925 - Middle of the famous "Shawl Period" of the Kerman carpet. A later cartouche woven in, announcing the new owner: Fascinating look into conservative Persian culture.