View Our Entire Collection of Fine Antique Kashan Rugs and Carpets from Persia Antique Kashan Rugs and Carpets
are among the very finest Persian rugs
and carpets. Kashan was a center of silk production since Safavid times and some of the best classical Persian silk rugs have been attributed to Kashan. At the end of the nineteenth century the weavers there began to produce high quality rugs
and carpets as well, which continued the high standards of design and technique established in the classical era. The very best antique Kashans carpets are known as Motashem Kashan
. They often have medallion designs, but allover Kashans are not uncommon. The palette can be deep and rich in the classical tradition, or it can utilize softer hues appropriate to modern decor. Though Kashan is now removed from the commercial trade route of Persia, it used to be the largest city in the northwest, and virtually all traffic between Esfahan and the east passed through it. Because of this important location Kashan became the popular stop on a bustling trade route during the Safevid Era. In modern times, nearby mountain ranges prohibit trucks from traveling the route that caravans had so often ventured. During this era in which carpet weaving flourished in Persia, Kashan developed a reputation as one of the finest weaving centers of the east. Most books on antique Kashan rugs, its history, its art and its artists, its architecture, ceramics, glass, metals, and its textile art and industry, mention a large number of masters and artists, but with regards to carpets, master weavers and laboratories there are only a few references. Signed carpets, for this reason, also become a key instrument of research. By analyzing the structure and decoration, it becomes possible to establish the characteristics of a specific production type. Once this has been identified, other non-signed pieces can be attributed with certainty. It is using this method that many carpets can be attributed to Mohtasham. Everything You Want to Know About Kashan Rugs from Persia
26 Rugs Found in Kashan Rugs
This splendid antique pictorial Persian rug from Kashan depicts a naturalistic landscape scene with delightful nightingales perched in a graceful flowering tree.
This antique Kashan rug is a full-blown masterpiece incorporating fine materials and delightful botanical designs synonymous with the legendary Mohtashem atelier.
Attributed to the elusive Mohtashem atelier, this handsome antique Kashan rug displays an elegant inset-lozenge medallion filled with exquisite polychrome motifs.
Colorful shrubs, exotic trees, richly detailed fish and graceful animals decorate the naturalistic composition of this exquisite antique Persian rug from Kashan.
Crafted in Kashan, this marvelous antique Persian rug depicts a beautifully colored and impeccably detailed pictorial landscape scene that's full of lively figures.
This handsome and elegantly styled antique Kashan rug depicts a perfectly balanced curvilinear medallion surrounded by lush vine scrolls and oxidized floral motifs.
Woven in Kashan, this exceptional pictorial rug from Persia features a famous Judaic scene, including a bearded Moses holding the legendary Ten Commandments.
This impressive antique Persian rug, attributed to the legendary Mohtashem Kashan atelier, is characterized by exceptionally fine detail work throughout. A French inscription explains that we reap the seeds we sow.
This extraordinarily fine antique Oriental Kashan rug from Persia has an expansive yet finely articulated Mina Khani or floral trellis spreading gracefully across the field.
This exquisite antique Oriental Silk Kashan rug from Persia is graced with a lush profusion of flowering vines reminiscent of the best Kashmir shawls.
Lush botanicals and exuberant polychrome vine scrolls meander across this beautifully appointed antique Persian medallion rug from the famed weaving city of Kashan.
Featuring an all-over arabesque of Herati
This unique decorative antique Kashan Persian carpet is hand-made from silk, wool and metallic thread.
This dazzling antique Kashan rug epitomizes the Souf moniker with its vibrant hues, opulent designs and exceptional dimensionality provided by the luminous fibers.
The mysterious geometric designs that spot this piece cause it to resemble an endless labyrinth.
This archetypal 19th century Mohtashem rug displays a regal medallion-in-medallion composition, a form perfected by master weavers in Kashan's prestigious atelier.
Created circa 1910, this stunning silk rug from Kashan features allegorical scenes depicting Biblical events accompanied by Hebrew inscriptions.
This extraordinarily fine antique Persian rug, attributed to the elusive, legendary Mohtashem atelier, boasts a beautifully detailed border and an arresting field of soft, complementary tones
Attributed to the great Mohtashem, this antique Persian rug features a superb medallion design with blossom borders in strong hues of tomato red and inky blue.