Kashmir Rug aus reiner Seide
200 cm x 140 cm
Floral Kashmir Rug aus reiner Seide, dark blue with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||200 cm x 140 cm (= 2.8 qm)|
|Material||Tuft: pure silk|
Warp: pure silk
|Year of manufacture||2010|
|Coloring||dark blue, old rose|
Place of origin
The mountainous region of Kashmir in the Himalayas is divided, with one third as a province belonging to Pakistan, while the other two thirds form the union state of " Jammu and Kashmir", belonging to India. The population of the larger state is predominantly Muslim and is striving for independence. Hand knotted rugs come exclusively from the Indian part of Kashmir and are mainly knotted in the provincial capital of Srinagar and vicinity. The silk rugs of Kashmir, which are usually made on a cotton base, are famous.
The colors of cashmere rugs are rather reserved, and the patterns are influenced by traditional Persian designs. This has a long tradition; once the Mughal Emperors (1526-1857) brought Persian rug weavers to their court in India. This is why they are also referred to as the indo-Persian style. According to another legend, the Sultan of Kashmir, who was obliged to pay tribute, had to send his son as a hostage to Timur Lenk (Tamerlan) in Samarkand in 1398. It was here, that the young prince learned the craft of knotting and, after his return to Kashmir, introduced it to knotters of Samarkand.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kashmir Rug are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
In the middle of the central field of this Kashmir Rug 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 Kashmir Rug is dark blue. The border features old rose, off white and light brown. The blue gray center combines the colors off white and light brown.
This Kashmir Rug has a story. It was hand knotted about 2010. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The silk of the pile of this Kashmir Rug allows the colors forming the pattern to shine in different nuances depending on the lighting. It makes this Kashmir Rug a real jewel and creates a cozy and at the same time very elegant and premium atmosphere in the room. Silk is manually extracted from the cocoons of the silk moth. Since individual silk threads are extremely long, the result is very thin yarns, which are nevertheless tear-resistant under low stress. Smaller rug knots can be made with this thin yarn, which create finer patterns. Therefore, the finest rugs in the world are hand-knotted made of pure silk. The weft threads of this cotton consist of [Material Schuss]. For the warp threads pure silk was used.