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ANTIQUE PERSIAN MOHTASHEM KASHAN RUG. 6 ft 8 in x 4 ft 2 in (2.03 m x 1.27 m). Breathtaking Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: 1880 – This exquisite piece is the unmistakable work of the legendary master rug weaver Hadji Mollah Mohammed Hassan Mohtasham. The colors and design show the quality and artistry that made Mohtasham one of the most famous Persian rug weavers in the world. Any antique Persian Kashan rug created by Mohtasham is considered to a highly collectible rug. The beautiful colors and magnificent design of this antique rug make it easy to understand why this is so.
The antique Persian Mohtasham rugs are a legacy of the Golden Age of Persian rug weaving during the 16th and early 17th centuries. Some of the most masterful works were created during this time. It was then that many of the iconic designs were developed, inspired architectural masterpieces, such as the Royal Garden of Kashan. This famous garden was the inspiration for garden themed rugs with an abundance of plant life, such as this one.
During the late 19th century, Mohtasham and other master rug weavers attempted to restore the art of Persian rug weaving to its former glory. They relied on traditional motifs and executed them in breathtaking detail and rich color combinations. This Persian Mohtashem Kashan carpet has a distinctive, global character that is formal and sophisticated. The precision of the design and high level of detail demonstrates the skill of the designer and the craftsmen who wove it.
The central medallion rug design and symmetry throughout the rug give it a feeling of balance. Beautiful birds sitting in this Garden of Eden add a delightful character to the peace. Mohtasham carpets are known for their soft texture and soft pile. They are favorites at auctions, and rightly so, because there are few of them left that are not in private collections or museums. This is a gorgeous rug for a formal dining hall, master library, or to highlight grand architectural styles. This antique Persian carpet is a rare find, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.
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This lot is in very good condition. Full and even pile. The ends are original and secured with original kilim weave at one end. The sides are original and secured. There is no dryness in the foundation. This lot needs cleaning. Please contact our rug experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.
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