Beautiful vintage blue and red handwoven Persian Kashan medallion rug from central Iran.
Colors include navy blue, crimson, turquoise, green black, white, olive, butterscotch, orange, gray, and gold.
The rug is in excellent overall condition with only very minor signs of wear on the wool pile.
Small amount of attractive color abrash (variegation in color due to changes in the dye batch) in the blue on one end. That is common in village rugs but rare in city workshop rugs. (Shown in one photo.)
The cotton fringes and side cords are in very good shape with minor wear on the short fringes. Absolutely no holes or weak spots in the rug that would compromise its use.
It’s a finely knotted short pile carpet but can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home or under a table and chairs.
This color combination is quite traditional in Kashan carpets.
Natural wool woven onto natural cotton. 1970s.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.
Exact size is 13 ft. by 9 ft. 8 in.
This style of Persian carpet is often known as Shah Abbas since this was the period (early 17th century) that these types of floral rugs reached a pinnacle of elegance and cachet. Many were exported to Europe, broadcasting the prestige of the Persian carpet to the world.
Kashan weavers are renowned for their classic floral styles and intricate weaving. Their carpets are some of the most illustrious of the refined urban carpets woven in Iran. The best Kashan carpets have always used superior quality wools.
Shipping will be $69 within the continental U.S.
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