Old Kashan
460 cm x 304 cm
Nr. 12229

€10,690

Floral Old Kashan, blue gray with border

Place of origin
Persien
Size460 cm x 304 cm (= 13.98 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: wool
Weft & Warp: cotton
Knots/m2400.000
Pile height5mm
Year of manufacture1920
Coloringblue gray
EditionSingle piece

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.

Patterns

The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.

The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kashan 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 Kashan 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 background of this Kashan is beige. Furthermore, the color blue gray dominates the overall impression. The border features dark blue, beige and light red.

Condition

This Kashan has a story. It was hand knotted about 1920 and has served devotedly ever since. All in all, it is still in good condition and can still bring satisfaction for decades. We have not restored this Kashan, because we think it is as it is effect. If that is what you would like, we will be happy to restore the rug for you, of course.

Material

The pile of this Kashan 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 Kashan are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
Kinder gehören in die Schule und nicht an den Knüpf- oder Webstuhl. Für uns ist es daher eine Selbstverständlichkeit, nur Teppiche, die unter fairen Bedingungen und ohne Kinderarbeit hergestellt wurden, anzubieten. Wir legen besonderen Wert auf menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen und tolerieren keine Kinderarbeit bei unseren Produzenten.

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