338 cm x 243 cm
Floral Old Kashmar, dark blue with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||338 cm x 243 cm (= 8.21 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||dark blue, beige|
Place of origin
The city of Kashmar is located in east Persia in the province of Khorasan and is the capital of the administrative district of the same name. It was originally called Torshiz and was renamed Kashmar in the times of Shah Reza. Sometimes the Kashmar rugs are therefore also sold under their old name as Torshiz.
Until a good twenty years ago, the Herati pattern was predominantly woven here, which was then adopted mainly by the not distant provenances (origin, provenance) Moud and Birjand. Today the so-called Sirchaki pattern is more dominant. The Sirchaki pattern reproduces excavated antiques such as vases, weapons, jugs, bowls, etc. mostly on a blue or beige background. The arrangement is almost exclusively four-way symmetrical with a central medallion, occasionally decorated with a small picture. Everything is framed by a very pronounced main border. The medallions are sometimes asymmetrical and depict landscapes.
More recently, however, rugs with the Nain pattern and color combinations of beige and blue, typical of the region, have been knotted in Kashmar. These Kashmar Nains can be recognized from their high shearing. Kashmar rugs have a rather thick knot density, appear somewhat coarse-grained and the pile is relatively tall. This old Kashmar is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kashmar are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Kashmar rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The background of this Kashmar is dark blue. The border features beige and off white.
This Kashmar has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Kashmar has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Kashmar are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.