Kashan

Most Iranian Kashans follow a medallion-and-corner pattern, sometimes referred to as the “book-cover” or Koran design. The design, which arose during the 15th and 16th centuries, takes its inspiration from the beautifully tooled leather covers that were used to bind the Koran. The covers themselves were based on the intricate patterns found in the dome of mosques.

The classic royal red Iranian Kashan design is depicted in the image on the left. The traditional colors used in Iranian Kashans are rich reds, blues, ivory, yellow, burnt orange and sometimes green. This classic design, like all hand knotted rugs, comes in a variety of qualities. The carpet has a 100% wool pile on a cotton base. The pile is clipped relatively short to allow the clarity of the design to come through. The rug is dense and heavy in this case the 4’6″ x 7’4″ Kashan depicted on the left weighs about 12 Kg or about 26-27 pounds. As mentioned earlier, the knotting and quality of wool varies from carpet to carpet. For instance, this classic design can be found in qualities of 100 knots per square inch (KPSI) to over 400 KPSI. The Kashan on the left has approximately 200 knots per square inch and uses local wool.

Iran makes several other variations of the Kashan design. Although they most commonly use a wool pile on a cotton base, such as the Kashans depicted in this section, they are sometimes made in other materials. For example, some rare and very beautiful Kashans are made in 100% silk. Some dealers refer to these as Qum Kashans. Qums refer to rugs made in Qum in Iran that have 100% silk piles on silk bases.

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    w-774-1
    $4,800.00 $2,700.00

    Code: 774

    Hand-Knotted  Handmade Persian Carpet

    Condition :  Used  +25  years

    Origin: Iran,  Ardakan

    Design: Kashan  Design

    Material :  Wool

    Dimension: 197 cm  x  312 cm


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    1004 - Kashan Dark Blue- 6_opt
    $4,800.00 $1,900.00

    Featuring a medallion cornered pattern in red shades, this beautiful wool rug boasts traditional design. This remarkable rug was hand-knotted in Kashan, a large rug producing oasis town in west central Iran.Code: 1004

    Code: 1004

    Hand-Knotted Handmade Persian Carpet

    Condition :  Used +10

    Origin: Iran,  Kashan

    Material:  Wool

    Design: Kashan Lachak Toranj  Design

    Dimension: 140 cm  x  198 cm


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    w-790-2
    $5,300.00 $3,200.00

    Featuring a medallion cornered pattern in red shades, this beautiful wool rug boasts traditional design. This remarkable rug was hand-knotted in Kashan, a large rug producing oasis town in west central Iran.

    Code: 790

    Hand-Knotted  Handmade Persian Carpet

    Conditiodn: Used  +20 years

    Origin: Iran,  Kashan

    Design: Red Lachak Toranj  Design

    Material :   Wool

    Dimension: 225cm  x  345 cm


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    w-773-1
    $4,900.00 $2,900.00

    Code: 773

    Persian Hand made Carpet

    Condition:  Used +30 years

    Origin: Iran,  Tabriz

    Design: Sherkate Farsh  Design

    Material:  Wool

    Dimension: 200 cm  x  290 cm