Beautiful Fine Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880’s – The spectacular colors and design of Kashan carpets have allowed them to become some of the most desirable in the world, but there are some that have a transcendent quality that makes them even more special. This carpet was created in the 1880s by master weaver Ustad Mohtashem.
It recalls the glory and splendor of the carpets of the Safavid Dynasty in the 1600s in both its colors and design. Kashan was once a weaving center that was tasked with creating carpets for use in the Persian courts. After a period of decline, several master weavers came together to attempt to reinvigorate the carpet weaving traditions. They succeeded, and soon the masterpieces that made the Persian Dynasties of old famous were once again admired and loved by a global market.
This Persian carpet is the work of a world-famous carpet designer and master weaver. The combination of color and design come together in a special way that gives this carpet a sublime quality that is almost difficult to explain.
The carpet uses striking reds and blues against a deep midnight background. The carpet uses a medallion pattern with formal pendants and corners, but it is stylized using an angular diamond pattern. You might notice that the flowers in the border are stylized to create the star symbol, which is representative of the heavens.
This is certainly a heavenly piece created by a master designer. It has a richness in design and color that make this piece stand out in the world of carpet collections. The design is carried out with precision that shows that it is the work of skilled weavers. They worked under the close supervision of the designer.
This is a smaller Mohtashem Kashan antique carpet, making it the perfect opportunity to own one of these masterpieces if you have a smaller space. It is the perfect carpet for a formal setting, but the colors would also be the perfect addition to a modern or Boho chic setting.