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Persian Mohtashem/K 4x6

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Originating from Kashan, Mohtashem is one of the highly esteemed weavers from the region (located in central Iran between Isfahan and Tehran). Some of the finest rugs woven of wool and silk in the later half of the 19th century were created by master weaver Mohtashem. The rug collector folklore pinpoints a Mohtashem as key to the weaving revival in the Kashan. According to the story, Mohtashem wife from Sultanabad was train in the ancient craft of rug knotting. She knotted rugs with merino from Manchester and they were sold in bazaars, creating a resurgence in the art.

With great attention to detail, the ancient skill that resurged the rug weaving in Kashan combines unique artisanship and an elegance that could be appreciated by collectors and novices alike. Recognizing exceptional beauty does not require special training. The painstaking detail in this antique of the pictorial recreation and imagery are exemplary of the Mohtashem style.
Rug ID: 11285
color: Scarlet, Sand, Black, Sage, Sand, Ivory, Blue
shape: Rectangle
Style: One Sided
Border Color: Red
Country: Persian
Material: Wool
Weave: Pile
Fringe: Cotton
Type: Handmade Knotted
Age: Antique
Size: 4'6"x6'10"
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