Large Antique Persian Kashan Dabir Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa date: 1920 – The city of Kashan has a long history of producing some of the finest rugs in the world. It was home to the great master weavers, and it was also home to the famed Dabir workshop. This breathtaking piece was created in the 1920’s and is a fine example of the Persian rugs this workshop created. Fine antique Persian Dabir rugs were known for using the finest wools that gave them a soft texture.
This rug features an all-over design that was inspired by the Court Carpets of Kashan during the time of the Safavid Dynasty. The bold rug colors and precise symmetry of the design give it a formal elegance that would be at home among a room of fine antiques in a classic room design.
The field of the rug is densely covered with increasingly smaller levels of detail. This is a hallmark of Dabir rug design, as is the subtle, elongated medallion. The brilliant reds, blues, and ivory give it a feel that is elegant and refined. A Dabir rug is distinguished, and they are favorites among collectors and designers. These antique Persian Kashan rugs are also becoming an increasingly rare find.
By the 20th century, many of the carpets created in Kashan were commissioned pieces. Dabir carpets were in an elite class. Its name is associated with fine quality and some of today’s manufacturers try to attach this name to their brand to show its quality, but there is nothing like a real Dabir. This is a gorgeous piece that has an almost sublime quality and will make a beautiful addition to any collection or formal setting.
The designs of these antique rugs from Kashan have remained almost unchanged for centuries, and they always elevate the room design whether you prefer traditional or Grand Millennial. Many times, the designer will choose the perfect rug first and use it to inspire the other design elements. This Persian rug would make the perfect foundation for any contemporary design where it will add an old-world feel.