Mohtasham Kashan - Authentic Antique Persian Rug - One of a kind!
8'10" x 11'2"
Very good condition
Mohtasham Kashan rugs are the rarest group of Kashan rugs. They used non-traditional designs and color palettes and were woven up to the end of the 19th century. This elite class of Kashan carpets uses a very luminous type of lamb’s wool, which gives the surface a highly reflective quality. Quite hard-to-find, true Mohtasham Kashan antique rugs are extraordinarily finely knotted. They employ either a graceful teardrop medallion or intricately detailed allover blossom and leaf antique rug patterns.
Most prized of all are the earlier Mohtasham Kashan carpets from this style, dating from the middle of the 19th century and sometimes even earlier. The finest of these Persian carpets utilize an antique ivory or gold background and reflect exceedingly fine detail, as well as extremely time-softened pastel and earth tones.