A Mohtasham Kashan Carpet

Size(ft) DEPRECATED: 
7'6" x 10'
Size(cm) DEPRECATED: 
229 x 305
Size: 
7'6" x 10'0" - 229cm x 305cm
Period: 
C 1880
Price: 
Upon request
Materials: 
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Item#: 
00016
Condtion: 
Excellent
Notes: 
One of the sign of original Mohtasham rug which named "Mohtasham Father" and also showing in this particular rug is the silk edge rapping. Other indications are the fine weave and fine short cut pile, also the special magnificent colors. . “Mohtasham Father “ refers to Kashan rugs made from c.1882 until 1914 woven in a particular atelier with a specific quality wool like English and Australian Merino wool, made by Hajji Mollah Hassan Mohtasham and his skilled weaver. These rugs had a velvety short pile and tight knotting. Around 1900, his son, Mohtasham the Younger took over the work shop and continued the practice of fine knotting. The design and colors radically changed, although the wool remained the same until 1930 when Persian sourced yarn was used.