Country of origin: Persia
Kashan carpets are handmade in the city of Kashan and its surroundings. Superior carpets were manufactured here during the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736). After a period of decline high quality carpets were being manufactured again at the end of the 19th century. The carpets are manufactured with high knot density with Persian knot, warp and weft of cotton and the wool for the pile is of high quality. The patterns consist of beautifully designed medallions, niches, trees and figural motifs, dominating colours are blue, red and beige.
Pile: Wool and silk yarn of good quality
Weft: Cotton yarn, 2 wefts between the rows of knots
Warp: Cotton yarn
Knot density: 90 000 - 380 000 knots per square meter.
The colours of the carpet look different depending on the angle from which you look at it.
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