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Kashan Rug

The Most Beautiful Oriental Rug, the Soul of Persian Carpets

Throughout the long history of the Persian empire, Kashan was considered one of the most important trading centers on the famous Silk Road, which still exists today. But today, this place has lost its importance. Kashan rugs are mostly tied with perfect wool. Kashan traditional Persian rugs are subgroups of workshop carpets and rug weavings that are highly famous for their high density and fabulous designs among diverse Persian carpet styles. Carpets made in urban and rural centers such as Kashan are characterized by their particular weaving techniques and high-quality materials, colors, and patterns. Rugs are handmade in the city of Kashan and the surrounding area. High-quality carpets were made here during the Safavid dynasty. Kashan traditional carpets’ weaving are in three methods and ways:
Silk warp rugs with silk medallion.
Silk warp rugs with silk pile (the most produced kind of rugs).
Rugs with low Raj.

Kashan Rug Style Features

Medallion with Mihrab designs. White Eslimi borders around the medallion

Shades of dark blue, red, indigo, beige and ivory

Warps: cotton or silk
Weft: cotton
knots: wool and silk in asymmetrical form and 90 000 - 380 000 knots per square meter

Animal combat is a sign of spring and overcoming good over evil, Shah Abbasi motifs signify heaven plants

Handmade Persian Kashan Rugs for Sale

The reputation of handmade Kashan rugs is global! These are among the best types and styles of oriental handmade carpets in the world, with inimitable designs and rug patterns. Kashan rugs are woven in professional carpet workshops that follow the rules and traditions of ancient Persian carpet cultures from the Safavid dynasty. Also, Kashan has a strong background in the Persian carpet industry as it was one of the main regions for handmade carpet workshops where King Abbas (great king of the Safavid empire) placed them and employed the best artists and weavers there. Kashan rugs still have great quality and are produced not only in Kashan but in the surrounding cities of Kashan. Here a great and unique collection of handmade Kashan rugs is gathered in diverse types such as vintage Kashan rugs and various types from new woven and transitional Kashan rugs to antique Kashan rugs. Search and find your desired Kashan rugs here!

Handmade Persian Kashan rug 43142
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Antique Persian Kashan rug 52619
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Antique Persian Kashan rug AQ05
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Persian blue vintage Kashan rug 709
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The Story of Kashan Rugs

When domestic Persian hear of Kashan rug, they remember all sweet memories of a warm house with a big medallion carpet of crimson background, making suitable harmonies in place. The Kashan rug, especially those produced by the Mohtasham family, has an excellent reputation among Persian for its lively colors, crimson background, and durable fibers. For many years a unique design of the Kashan rug with Dark blue medallions and corners on a red background was very prevalent in Iran and other countries with Shah Abbasi style patterns of palmette, flowers, and Slimi motifs. It takes the heritage of a solid experience from Safavid dynasty arts and carpet workshops, as Kashan was one of the main cities with many carpet workshops in this period. Many rugs were woven of silk on also silk warp. The high quality of fibers and their shining preferences, professional weavers and designers, and best facilities brought glory for Kashan rugs with many delicate designs of nature and animals that were respondent to many royal people. There are many antique masterpieces of Kashan rugs in great museums and collections like a silk carpet with trees, birds, and vases of large flowers in Victoria & Albert Museum, a silk animal-styled rugs in the Metropolitan Museum, and the carpet of tigers in Poldi Pezzoli Museum.

How to Identify Persian Kashan Rug

How to Identify Kashan Rugs?

✔ Carpets are made of high knot density cotton with Persian knots, warps, and weft, and pile wool is high quality.
✔ The pattern consists of a beautifully designed medallion, niche, tree, and symbolic motifs, with floral motifs everywhere.
✔ Kashan rugs that have medallion design, usually contain three-layer corners.
✔ The primary colors are blue, red, and beige. An important characteristic of the Kashan rug is that the medallion design comes in shades of dark blue.
✔ Also, in medallion designs, most of the borders are woven in three primary colors: dark blue, cream and blue.

Kashan Machine-made Carpet Factories

Kashan is the center of machine-made carpet factories in Iran. Most of the great manufacturers of machine carpets and rugs in the world are producing high-quality carpets in this city. These factories have diverse collections and provide different types and styles of carpets, such as machine-made rugs with Persian classic designs or vintage machine-made carpets. Most of them use high technology and fine synthetic fibers. Some of the best machine-made carpet factories are gathered here for those who are searching for a good deal!

Shaparak Carpet Company

Shaparak Carpet Company

Sorena Carpet Company

Sorena Carpet Company

Jordan Carpet Company

Jordan Carpet Company

Pazirik Carpet Company

Pazirik Carpet Company

Arsham Carpet Company

Arsham Carpet Company

Beheshti Carpet Company

Beheshti Carpet Company

Zomorod Mashad Carpet Company

Zomorod Mashad Carpet Company

Gheytaran Carpet Company

Gheytaran Carpet Company

Bozorgmehr Carpet Company

Bozorgmehr Carpet Company

Khatereh Kashan Carpet Company

Khatereh Kashan Carpet Company

Farrahi Carpet Company

Farrahi Carpet Company

Shahrokh Carpet Company

Shahrokh Carpet Company

Savin Carpet Company

Savin Carpet Company

Yaldaye Kavir Kashan Carpet Company

Yaldaye Kavir Kashan Carpet Company

Almas Carpet Company

Almas Carpet Company

Carpet Markets and Stores Offer Kashan Rugs

Kashan city is one of Iran's wonderful and majestic cities with great history, architecture, and art. This city is filled with unique Persian traditions and beautiful buildings. There are many rug stores and the central carpet market in Kashan's traditional bazaar. This Persian carpet style is one of the most desirable oriental rugs, famous for its delicate designs and texture and mysterious designs borrowed from Safavid art and intelligence. Also, many other rug stores and markets in other cities offer high-quality and original Kashan rugs. Find some local (or even online!) markets that sell authentic Kashan rugs here. The Bazaar of Kashan, located in the center of Kashan city in Iran, is a traditional Persian market built more than three centuries ago for trading.

Upcoming Exhibitions That Provide Kashan Rugs

Get to know more about one of the Persian carpet regions that increased its carpet industry through modern methods and became one of the largest producers of machine-made carpets, Kashan. Every year, many manufacturers of Kashan factories represent their products in many machine-made exhibitions in Iran or globally. Also, the fame of Kashan rugs has caused this kind of Persian rug style to be easily found in many handmade carpet exhibitions that are held annually. Be aware of carpet fairs and exhibitions that provide Kashan rugs of any type, such as machine-made Kashan rugs, vintage Kashan rugs, or handmade Kashan rugs.

Carpet Designers of Kashan Rug Style

The magic city of Kashan has been the birthplace of creative and skilled Persian carpet designers for years ago until now. They have the most effect on the Persian carpet industry in this city and also in Iran. They give life and soul to Persian Kashan rugs and carpets. Many talented carpet designers in the world are adept at designing traditional and Kashan styles too. If you want to have your unique Persian Kashan rug design or even modern or vintage Persian designs, keep in touch with some of the best designers in the Persian carpet industry.

Kashan Machine-made Carpet for Sale

As mentioned, most of the leading factories of machine-made carpets in the world are located in Iran and Kashan city. This region is dedicated to many machine-made carpet manufacturers, producing high-quality carpets of different types and designs. You can buy excellent machine-made carpets in any design you desire, from traditional and new classic Persian rug designs to modern and vintage style rugs at an affordable price here. Take a look at the great collection of machine-made carpets and find your carpet!

Common Questions About Kashan Rug Style

Kashan rugs weaving techniques called “Lulbaf” like most other town carpets, they weave soft wools or silk asymmetrically on cotton warps (sometimes silk war), with two cotton weft in a relatively dense structure.
Kashan, well known as the capital of carpet weaving in Iran, brought many beautiful and delicate designs in a carpet to people's houses. Kashan rugs are produced in professional, highly experienced carpet workshops, under the control of experts and designers with the best materials and fibers.
Although the main city that produce handmad Kashan style is Kashan in Isfahan province of Iran, Kashan rug designs, as it has many demands, may produce in different cities like Yazd and Qom.
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