397 cm x 270 cm
Floral Old Kashan, wine red with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||397 cm x 270 cm (= 10.72 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool with pure silk|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1940|
|Coloring||wine red, light blue|
Place of origin
The central Persian city of Keshan (also Kashan) lies between the slopes of the Zagros Mountains and the Persian desert areas. Due to its climate and the caravans that passed through the country, it was, at least until the Safavids moved their seat of government to Isfahan, a flourishing metropolis known especially for its fabric and rug production. Even today it is still influenced by the elegance and splendor of that era. The Kashan rugs are artistic textile products made according to ancient traditions. The production in Kashan took place traditionally in the houses of the weavers. The pile is typically knotted from extremely soft wool and is, therefore, particularly dense and compact. This old Kashan is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
In the middle of the central field of this Kashan is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kashan are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The background of this Kashan is wine red. The border features light blue and dark blue. The light blue center combines the colors beige and wine red.
You are not the first to appreciate this Kashan. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1940. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Kashan has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained by the gentle shearing of sheep. The pattern has been finished with pure silk, so that the colors of the pattern of this Kashan, depending on lighting, shine in different nuances. 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 protected against dirt. In addition, wool offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on indoor climate and muffles sound. Silk is obtained manually from the cocoons of the silk moth. Since individual silk threads are extremely long, it is possible to produce very thin yarns, which are nevertheless tear-resistant under low tension. With this thin yarn, smaller rug knots can be knotted, thus allowing finer patterns to be created. Therefore, the finest rugs in the world are hand-knotted made of pure silk. The weft and warp threads of this Kashan are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.