A Truly Breathtaking Rare Antique Luxurious Persian Mohtasham Kashan Area Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1880 – This breathtaking piece is the recognizable work of none other than Mohammed Hassan Mohtasham. The antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan rugs are, hands down, some of the best rugs ever woven. These iconic antique rugs are part of an exclusive high-end group of highly luxurious area rugs that were created for people who wanted the best and had the means to acquire them. The higher costs associated with creating these special and rare rugs most likely meant that most of these spectacular rugs were custom made when they were fist created.
The antique Persian Mohtasham rugs were created in the ancient city of Kashan, which has its own respectable place in the Oriental rug history. Mohtasham’s workshop was in Kashan and the area rug styles created there are still considered to be some of the greatest Persian rugs of all time. In many ways, he was responsible for brining back many of the more traditional designs from the Golden Age of the Persian Court Carpets.
The fine antique Persian Kashan rugs by Mohtasham are considered some of the finest rugs in the world and are highly collectible rugs. The level of detail and color combinations of these antique Persian rugs are spectacular. This one uses a stepped color palette that is reminiscent of the setting sun. This is further enhanced by the use of very high grade and best weaving materials used when these rugs were woven.
Mohtasham rugs encompass a wide range of designs and color choices. Though most do tend to boast spectacular refined more traditional rug designs. His eye for artistry is one of the things that sets his designs apart from other fine area rugs produced at the same time. This antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan rug uses free lowing designs on a large scale to accentuate the central medallion design. Mohtasham repeats the central motifs in the corners and central medallion, giving the piece artistic balance and symmetry.
The design is carried out with precision and shows the work of masterfully skilled hands. Mohtasham was the master designer and oversaw every step of the creation of his rugs, but they were carried out by a team of skilled weavers who had to undergo rigorous training and demonstrate their skill in the art. The master weaver insisted on only using the finest wool and would eventually begin importing it from Manchester, England.
People who are buying good area rugs for their home and want the best examples would be hard-pressed to top this one. The attention to quality and detail is what has allowed Mohtasham’s rugs to remain as some of the most desirable Persian rugs throughout the decades. This magnificent and extremely collectible rug is a true masterpiece and deserving of a special place in any collection. Its brilliant Persian rug colors will fill any room with energy, light, joy and love.