Fine Persian Manchester Kashan Carpet

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8'7" x 14'3" - 262cm x 434cm
C 1920
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Kashan rugs have for a long time been considered the essence of Persian rugs. Almost inevitably, the initial association when a Persian rug is mentioned is an ornate oriental rug with a strong pattern with bold reds and blues. While Kashan rugs certainly have made a lasting impression with these colors, the evolution of such weavings is really an awesome conglomeration of many different styles, colors and variety. Some spectacular and very fine pieces have been produced in Kashan for many, many years. It's also worth noting that Kashan rugs have a very rich and diverse history in design, color, and materials as well. Manchester kashan rugs and carpets are given such name in attribution to Manchester London, where the wool used in production was imported from Australia refined, then later exported to Kashan for weaving. This is a very special grade of wool from the Merino sheep, which was quite costly to acquire and only reserved for very fine weavings. How this translates to the rug itself is with an incredibly strong and resilient pile with a high sheen and near silk-like appearance. Manchester Kashan rugs and carpets in very fine condition are highly sought after in the rug community