Ustad Zufilkhar Ed Din Mohtashem is a name that is familiar to collectors of fine Persian rugs. This piece is an exquisite example of the artistry and masterful use of color that Ustad Mohtashen brought to the world of Persian carpets. Mohtashem carpets hold a special place in oriental carpet design for many reasons.
The story of Mohtashem carpets has a story that begins several centuries earlier when the Safavid Dynasty sponsored carpet workshops and schools. They produced new designs that were for the exclusive use of the Safavid courts. This became known as the Golden Age of Persian carpets and other arts of the time. After the fall of the Dynasty, many of the patterns and techniques used to create these beautiful carpets were almost lost.
During the last decades of the nineteenth century, several carpet designers decided to attempt to restore the Persian carpet industry to its former glory. Mohtashem and others used traditional designs and brought them into the modern era. The result was a group of carpets with a traditional design but in colors that were more appealing to a contemporary audience.
Mohtashem carpets are known for their fine quality and complex, masterfully executed designs. This carpet is an excellent example with a color palette that is regal and will add a sophisticated touch to a range of room styles. Its traditional design and palette make it perfect for a classic room with traditional furniture. You could also use it to create contrast in a room of contemporary decor.
Mohtashem rugs are becoming more difficult to find on the open market, and those who have them are often not willing to part with them. This is an excellent opportunity to have a Mohtashem carpet to complete your home or office design. This rug has been mellowed over time, which gives it a cozier and more casual feel. This gorgeous rug will be treasured throughout the years and add a touch of elegance to your room as only a Mohtashem carpet can do.