460 cm x 304 cm
Floral Old Kashan, blue gray with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||460 cm x 304 cm (= 13.98 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1920|
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 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.
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.
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.