Large Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1880 – The magnificent Persian rugs that were woven by one of the greatest master weavers of all time – Mohtasham, took the craft of rug weaving to a new level of artistry. His breathtaking antique rugs were produced during the last quarter of the 19th century and are revered for their exquisite designs and masterful workmanship. This gorgeous and fine antique Persian Kashan rug is an excellent example of the work of this remarkable Persian rug weaver.
The colors and intricate design of this antique Mohtashem Kashan rug give it a regal quality that makes it perfect for a room of traditional furniture. One of the characteristics of the highly sought after antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan rugs, is that they often have the appearance of layers of design, which gives them a more formal rug structure. You can often see designs within designs that become increasingly more intricate. This gives the design depth and character.
This and other captivating 19th century rugs were created at a time when the Persian carpet industry was undergoing a revival after a time of decline. Several masters, including Mohtashem, made a concerted attempt to restore the Persian rug industry to its former glory. The designs reflected the styles and look from the days of the Safavid Dynasty. The color palette of this rug reminds you of a garden in full bloom against a night sky. It uses a classic color combination with attention to line and form throughout the piece.
Interior designers incorporate antique Oriental and specifically Persian rugs in their home decor projects when they want a classic and timeless look. Now, the rugs are often the first piece designers choose. The rug serves as a central theme for the rest of the space. Aside from using Persian rugs in traditional rooms, you can also find antique rugs as a point of contrast in modern and contemporary interior decors. They are always a welcome addition to a Boho Chic room, too.
This is an exquisite piece from one of the most famous carpet masters in the world. It would be a perfect area rug for a formal dining room, conversation area, office, or public space. The magnificent area rugs from Master Mohtashem are becoming rare on the open market, and finding one is a special treat. This antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan carpet is a special piece of artwork for your floor that you will treasure for many years.