Antique Persian Kashan Rug BB3801 10'2" × 12'9" $80,000
A highly-decorative late 19th century Persian Kashan antique rug with an allover lattice of medallions and roundels containing floral sprays in a palette of blues, light browns, beige and salmon within a midnight blue cartouche border.
Located in the center of Iran in the Isfahan province, Kashan is one of the oldest Persian cities which gave birth to absolutely exquisite Kashan rugs, widely sought-after by tastemakers and design aficionados alike. By some accounts, although not all, Kashan was the place of origin of the Three Wise Men who followed the star that guided them to Bethlehem to witness the nativity of Jesus, as recounted in the Bible. True or not, such claim highlights the prestige of the city in the ancient times. Kashan Persian carpets have been crafted in the esteemed weaving center since the 17th century during the reign of the Safavid dynasty, hoverer, according to many scholars, some of the smaller Kashan rugs made of silk date back to the early 16th century. These outstanding carpets embody the essence of top-notch Persian craftsmanship with their impeccable execution as well as sophisticated and gracious patterns.
Antique Persian Kashan Rug BB3801