A Beautiful Rustic Fine Weave Large Size Antique Persian Kashan Mohtashem Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – The rug designs of Ustad Zufilkhar Ed Din Mohtashem are known as some of the finest and most desirable rugs in the world. They are often a fine weave and show exquisite detail. The colors and designs have a regal feel that makes a statement. This Mohtashem rug is an excellent example of the work of this master weaver who left an indelible mark on the world of carpet weaving.
The story goes back to the 16th century, at a time when the court carpets of the Safavid Dynasty set a new standard in carpet design. After the fall of the Dynasty, the carpet industry went into a period of decline. The artistry of how to create these beautiful designs was almost lost. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Mohtashem and several other well-known carpet weavers decided to try to restore the Persian carpet industry to its former glory.
These master weavers set up workshops in Kashan and designed carpets based on the famous pieces created during the Golden Era of Persian carpets. They were inspired by traditional designs but transformed them into colors and patterns that were more suitable for a contemporary audience. The result was carpets that would captivate the marketplace and win the hearts of collectors and designers from around the world.
This piece uses a traditional Heriz medallion design in gorgeous colors. It has the marks of a well-loved piece that has been mellowed by time. This gives it a rustic quality that is perfect for a shabby chic room or a space with other well-loved antique treasures.
One of the current trends is to combine newer pieces with those that have an aged quality, and this rug would be perfect for creating this look. The rug has a traditional feel, but it also adds a touch of elegance to contemporary decor. This rug is the work of a master artisan who made his mark in the world of Persian carpet design, and this is a rare opportunity to add one of these treasures to your own collection.