Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug 47051
This archetypal 19th century Mohtashem rug displays a regal medallion-in-medallion composition, a form perfected by master weavers in Kashan's prestigious atelier.
Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Last Quarter of the 19th Century – Crafted in Kashan, this extraordinary antique Persian Mohtashem rug is an ideal decorator’s piece or collector’s item that represents the hallmarks of the acclaimed Mohtashem designation. These masterful creations are sought after for their wonderfully varied colors, stunning designs, extreme overall quality and impeccable execution. This distinctive piece features a classical Mohtashem medallion with flared edges that combine graceful sweeping curves and precise stepped accents, which separate the creamy white field from the obscure midnight-tone frame. Graceful vinescrolls with spiraling tendrils and lavish polychrome decorations adorn the exquisite inner compartment and enclose the lavish lozenge-shaped medallion, which is flanked by branching pendants that scrolling designs grow out of. In a masterful fashion, the ornate borders display boldly stylized saz leaves and spiraling calyces that provide a perfect match for the heavily decorated field.