346 cm x 257 cm
Floral Kashmar, beige with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||346 cm x 257 cm (= 8.89 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||beige, blue gray|
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.
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 Kashmar are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
In the middle of the central field of this Kashmar 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 background of this Kashmar is beige. The border features beige, blue gray and old rose. The blue gray center combines the colors old rose and beige.
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.