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Fine Weave Classic Medallion Format Antique 19th Century Persian Mohtashem Kashan Rug 46965

Size: 7 ft 6 in x 9 ft 6 in (2.29 m x 2.9 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

This remarkable antique Persian Mohtashem rug from the famed city of Kashan is a veritable masterpiece with a stunning inset medallion and lush millefleur borders.

Fine Antique Persian Kashan Rug, Persia, C. 19th Century – Crafted in the renowned carpet-producing city of Kashan, this elegant antique Persian area rug captures the elegance, detail and classical style of grand master Mohtashem, one of Persia’s most famous weavers. This fine antique carpet displays a lavish inset octofoil medallion surrounded by an oval pool of midnight blue ground and a heavily decorated ivory and brick-red frame that extends into the corners of the field. These elegant contrasting medallions are embellished with a dense mesh of branching vine scrolls adorned with a multitude of poly chromatic flowers. These opulent decorations are framed by formal strap work guard bands and handsome midnight blue main borders that feature flaming palmettes embraced by arcs of pendulous millefleur sprays. Attributed to the Mohtashem atelier, this antique Persian masterpiece displays crisp outlines, diverse colors, superfluous decorations and exceptional compositional skills.

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