Beautiful Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880’s – It only takes one look at the magnificent piece to know that that is the work of Ustad Mohtasham. This is a classic, Kashan Mohtasham Persian carpet and a rare find in the world of carpets. The vibrant colors and exquisite details are inviting and breathtaking.
Kashan has been an important carpet manufacturing center for over 400 years. It is known for producing carpets with a high knot density and striking designs. Kashan carpets are always highly desirable among collectors. However, certain groups of carpets stand out more than others. One of them is the carpets produced in the workshops of Ustad Mohtasham.
In the last quarter of the 19th century, special carpet workshops were established to meet the demands of the western marketplace. Master weavers such as Hajji Mollah Hassan Mohtasham were recruited to develop carpet workshops and oversee the design and production of rugs of exquisite beauty.
This is an excellent example of the works produced in Mohtasham’s workshop. It is a classic antique rug based on a medallion design. The medallion has areas that radiate from the central medallion, filled with tiny flowers and using high-contrast colors.
Mohtasham carpets have a sheen that comes from using high-quality wool with a high luster, similar to silk. This is an excellent example of a Mohtasham that would make an excellent addition to any collection. It has a traditional, formal feel that will bring a refined elegance to the room.