Size: 9 ft 1 inch x 5 ft 11 inches***
Estimated KPSI: 120-220***
Binding Type: Overcast***
End Finish: Fringe***
Comments: Silk & Wool Pile***
Condition: 9++, Excellent for its Age***
Age: 2-5 Years Old***
Kashan is a city in Iran where this rug design originated, which describes hand-knotted rugs that contain diamond-shaped medallions on Shah Abbas fields. Shah Abbas was a Mogol ruler who encouraged and nurtured the artistic textile trade there in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Shah Abbas field contains curving floral designs reminiscent of a garden background. Kashan rugs are woven both in Iran (Persia) and Pakistan. Each country produces a particular style of Kashan.
Most Persian Kashans are woven with the medallion and corner pattern using brilliant reds, blues, ivory, yellow, burnt orange and occasionally green. These carpets are made on a cotton foundation with 100% wool pile that is clipped short to allow the clarity of the design to show through. Nevertheless, these carpets are dense and heavy. Pakistani Kashans are woven with the same foundation and pile, but the employed colors are more subdued pastel shades of beige, fawn, champagne, rose, and blue. The choice between both varieties of Kashans is merely a matter of taste.