Beautiful Antique Silk Mohtasham Kashan Persian Rug 51168, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – This magnificent antique masterpiece is recognizably the work of Persian master weaver Ustad Mohtashem. The antique Persian rugs by Mohtashem are some of the most prized, captivating and collectible rugs in the world. Mohtashem settled in Kashan at the end of the 19th century and was one of the key figures responsible for reviving the art of hand-knotted carpets in Persia.
Usually, these extremely fine high quality area rugs incorporated imported Manchester wool. But this one was woven using silk which adds to its uniqueness and collectability. Mohtasham Kashan rugs are quite rare. But to them woven as silk rugs is even rarer still.
Mohtasham’s area rugs are known for their classic medallion organization and a field that is divided by using contrasting concentric backgrounds. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic is the level of detail in the fields that are bursting with delicate floral patterns.
The antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan carpets are true works of art. The fine quality of these rugs allowed the artist to achieve a level of detail that is rare in the world of Persian carpets. The colors create stunning contrast that allows every element to stand out on its own, no matter how small. This level of detail is mesmerizing and gives the Persian Mohtashem rug a sublime quality that only the most famous master weavers could achieve. The great Master weaver, Mohtashem, uses a wide range of colors and hues, combined in a way that gives the beautiful rug a radiance that few others have been able to achieve to this degree.
Light tones elegantly stand out against darker ones, creating a multitude of points of interest that draw the viewer deeper into the intriguing depths of the magnificent antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan rug. Cut flowers, winding vines and gloriously blooming petals define the interior of this masterpiece, and these foreground elements are present at just about every corner within the antique Persian silk rug.
These rare rugs are remarkable. For people who are looking to buy good examples of fine area rugs, the luxurious rugs by the iconic Mohtasham is truly great discoveries and this specific example is one of the best rugs one could hope to find.