Antique Persian Kashan Rug BB4452 10'0" × 15'8" $35,000
A late 19th century Persian Kashan rug, the beige field with flowering branches and delicate vinery around a central salmon cusped medallion within the sand floral vinery 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. Persian rugs 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 antique area 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. Many of Kashan rugs incorporate silk into their designs, with the foundation made usually of soft cotton.
Antique Persian Kashan Rug BB4452