Breathtaking Large Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1880 – Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan carpets are some of the most beautiful and most finely woven rugs in the world. Kashan is a city in Persian that has been known for its artistic designs since the early days of the Safavid Dynasty. Antique Persian Kashan carpets, by the great master weaver Mohtashem, are a special class that was created at the end of the 1800s and have always been revered for their expertise and gorgeous designs.
The 1880’s marks a special time in the history of Persian rug weaving. After a long period of unrest that resulted in a decline in the once world-famous Persian carpet industry, several master weavers decided to launch an effort to restore the industry to its former glory. They relied on traditional designs, but they took them to a new level and created what are now some of the most desirable rugs in the world.
This piece has the characteristics of the masterful works of master Persian rug weaver ustad Mohtashem. Antique rugs by Mohtashem are known for their beautiful contrasting colors that make the intricate design stand out. They have an elegance and complexity that gives them an almost sublime quality. Many of these pieces were created as a custom order for wealthy industrialists and others who were finding new prosperity at the height of the Industrial era. They were made for homes with large rooms for reading or conversation.
The Mohtashem Kashan Persian rugs are a rarity on the open market because of their beauty. This one has a regal character that is perfect for a formal dining room, larger living room, or bedroom. It is a classic that will pair well with traditional or transitional furniture. In a contemporary design, it will be a featured piece among a collection of simple, solid-colored furniture. This rug will set the tone of the room and make a statement. It is the perfect rug for an inspired design and will be treasured for many decades to come.