Kashmir Rug aus reiner Seide
430 cm x 310 cm
Floral Kashmir Rug aus reiner Seide, old rose with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||430 cm x 310 cm (= 13.33 qm)|
|Material||Flor: pure silk|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1970|
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 edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kashmir Rug 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 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 old rose. The border features dark blue and old rose. The old rose center combines the colors turquoise and olive green.
You are not the first to enjoy this Kashmir Rug. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1970. It has been thoroughly cleaned and is in good but unrestored condition. We have not restored this Kashmir Rug, because we think it is as it is a special charm. If that's what you would like, we will of course restore the rug for you. Either way, this Kashmir Rug will provide you with satisfaction for decades to come.
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 highlight 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 and warp threads of this Kashmir Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.