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Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rug

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Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rug

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Description
An extraordinary early 20th century Persian Mohtashem Kashan rug . Crisp and clear colors in full even pile condition. The most rare group of Kashan carpets that utilizes non-traditional designs and color palettes is the “Motashem Kashan,” which were woven up to the end of the 19th century. This elite class of Kashan carpets uses a very luminous quality of lamb’s wool, which gives the surface a highly reflective quality. Quite hard-to-find, true Motashem Kashan rugs are extraordinarily finely knotted. They employ either a graceful teardrop medallion or intricately detailed all-over blossom and leaf patterns. Their preferred color palette is subtle pastel and earth tones, contrasted by a penetrating midnight indigo blue. At the same time, these hues retain a remarkable luster, as the rich lanolin has risen to the surface of each fiber of wool. Also, early Motashem Kashan rugs often demonstrate a very sensitive and emotive use of intentional color shading, a technique known as abrash. In Mohtasham Kashn carpets dating from 1850 or earlier, the abrash is usually subtle and continual, with artful colors shifts within a single design and from one end of the rug to the other. This gives the rug a painterly quality and a visual depth that is akin to that of a watercolor painting. Motasham Kashan carpets of great age with minor to moderate, extremely well-executed restoration and some pile intact are extremely rare and typically held in private collections.

Details
Creator
Mohtashem (Manufacturer)
In the Style Of
Kashan
Place of Origin
Iran
Date of Manufacture
circa 1870
Period
Late 19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Hand-WovenWool
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions
W 4 ft. 5 in. x L 7 ft. 0 in.W 134.62 cm x L 213.36 cm

Reserve: $15,000.00

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    Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rug

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    0007: Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rug

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    Lot 0007 Details

    Description
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    An extraordinary early 20th century Persian Mohtashem Kashan rug . Crisp and clear colors in full even pile condition. The most rare group of Kashan carpets that utilizes non-traditional designs and color palettes is the “Motashem Kashan,” which were woven up to the end of the 19th century. This elite class of Kashan carpets uses a very luminous quality of lamb’s wool, which gives the surface a highly reflective quality. Quite hard-to-find, true Motashem Kashan rugs are extraordinarily finely knotted. They employ either a graceful teardrop medallion or intricately detailed all-over blossom and leaf patterns. Their preferred color palette is subtle pastel and earth tones, contrasted by a penetrating midnight indigo blue. At the same time, these hues retain a remarkable luster, as the rich lanolin has risen to the surface of each fiber of wool. Also, early Motashem Kashan rugs often demonstrate a very sensitive and emotive use of intentional color shading, a technique known as abrash. In Mohtasham Kashn carpets dating from 1850 or earlier, the abrash is usually subtle and continual, with artful colors shifts within a single design and from one end of the rug to the other. This gives the rug a painterly quality and a visual depth that is akin to that of a watercolor painting. Motasham Kashan carpets of great age with minor to moderate, extremely well-executed restoration and some pile intact are extremely rare and typically held in private collections.

    Details
    Creator
    Mohtashem (Manufacturer)
    In the Style Of
    Kashan
    Place of Origin
    Iran
    Date of Manufacture
    circa 1870
    Period
    Late 19th Century
    Materials and Techniques
    Hand-WovenWool
    Condition
    Good
    Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
    Dimensions
    W 4 ft. 5 in. x L 7 ft. 0 in.W 134.62 cm x L 213.36 cm

    Reserve: $15,000.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $50.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from New York

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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