Large Vintage Persian Kashan Floral Rug 72971

$22,500.00

Size: 11 ft 6 in x 16 ft 10 in (3.51 m x 5.13 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

Intricate Large Vintage Persian Kashan Floral Rug, country of origin: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage – Behold a portal to a bygone era of artistic mastery! Our vintage Kashan rug is a historic tapestry, woven with the soul of ancient Persia. Every detail, from the meticulously rendered flowers to the vibrant color palette, confidently proclaims the rich history and artistry of Persian rug making.

Kashan rugs originate from the eponymous Iranian city, a renowned center for rug weaving for centuries. The city’s rug-making tradition boasts a rich heritage, flourishing since the 15th century and reaching its zenith during the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736). This period is considered the golden age of Persian rug making, and Kashan rugs were particularly celebrated for their exceptional quality and intricate designs. Imagine the soft caress of high-quality wool and silk, often hand-dyed with natural ingredients, all woven into a rug of unparalleled beauty and durability. Our vintage Kashan rug exemplifies this meticulous craftsmanship. Each delicate floral element is hand-knotted, a testament to the exceptional skill and artistry passed down through generations of Kashan weavers.

Floral patterns are the very essence of Kashan rugs. These motifs depict a blossoming paradise, reflecting the influence of Persian gardens and the concept of an earthly utopia. The specific flowers hold symbolic meaning as well. The rose, for instance, universally represents love and beauty, while the carnation can symbolize passion or remembrance. The red borders of our rug also adds another layer of significance. Red, a symbolic color across cultures, is often associated with passion, energy, and good luck. In the context of this rug, red borders frame the central floral design, giving it an added touch of vibrancy and definition to the overall composition.

The exceptional quality and intricate designs of Kashan rugs made them highly sought-after not only within Persia but also throughout Europe. They were prized possessions of royalty and nobility, gracing the floors of palaces and grand estates. Owning a Kashan rug signified wealth, sophistication, and a deep appreciation for artistic excellence. Vintage Kashan rugs are captivating testaments to this legacy. They embody a bygone era of exceptional craftsmanship and the enduring allure of Persian artistry.

Today, Kashan rugs continue to be coveted by collectors and design enthusiasts. While some modern Kashan rugs may incorporate contemporary elements, the tradition of using high-quality materials and intricate floral patterns lives on. These vintage rugs serve as a bridge between past and present, forever reminding us of the rich artistic heritage that continues to inspire and influence the world of rug making.

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