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Antique Silk Kashan rug

Circa 1920
220 x 135 cm 7’2” x 4’5”
£8,600
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A very beautiful and elegant antique silk Kashan rug woven in the early part of the 20th Century, circa 1915-1920 looking closely at the dyes.  This antique silk rug is rarer than most due to due the ivory silk background in the main field and border.  The other silk dyes combine beautifully with an abundance of pale blues, golds, soft reds and pink tones.

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 The scrolling floral vine design is wonderfully executed flourishing out of a delicate vase design.  In outstanding original condition all over, with only minimal losses to the silk fringes at one end and more missing at the other end.  The fringes hold no value to the rug, as long as it is not worn into the silk pile.  We would recommend shortening the silk fringes in most instances, and this one could be tidied up easily if preferred.

Kashan rugs are highly treasured and classed among the very best Persian carpets and rugs. Kashan is north of Isfahan in the centre of Persia, this is also a town where fine rugs and carpets were woven, both have similarities in design and colour.  Kashan is the oldest carpet-producing city in Central Persia. Famous for its production of silk carpets, carpet weaving was revived in the late 19th century. There are different grades of Kashan rugs due to the the wool used and the best were known as Kurk or Mohtasham Kashan rugs.  The kurk or kork wool was the finest and softest wool from around the sheeps neck.  They also produced silk carpets and rugs too, often commissioned for wealthy

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