Antique Persian Mohtshem Kashan Runner Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th century – Quite a gorgeous antique rug: specifically, an antique runner, attributed to the legendary atelier of Mohtashem. Antique Persian Kashan rugs with this illustrious pedigree are celebrated for their incredible fineness and unmatched detail work. This particular fine antique runner rug example is no exception to these rules, exhibiting a gorgeous composition – dominated by a series of radiant central medallions – that is clearly the work of a master hand. The medallions themselves are beautifully wrought, and are both filled with extraordinary floral detail work and surrounded by complementary vine scroll and floral elements against a beautifully contrasting shade that appears nearly black, juxtaposed against the pale red that appears throughout the piece. A dynamic antique Persian rug runner full of energy, this impeccably woven antique Mohtashem Kashan runner is an exceptional composition, exhibiting the finest qualities of the best Persian Mohtashem Kashan rugs. Here is nearly eighteen feet of flowing, sinuous vine scrolls and flowers, depicted with all of the beauty and attention to detail that make such pieces genuine masterworks.