Antique handmade oversize carpet #45557 Kashan Kork Iran 15.8 x 10.7 feet
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|Country of Origin:
||15.8 x 10.7 ft
||floral / medallion
More about the provenance Kashan | Iran
Kashan (also: "Keshan") is located in central Iran at the old Caravan Street which leads from Teheran to Kashan, Qum, Yazd, Kerman, then further to India and Pakistan. The peak glory time of Kashan was under the reign of the Safavids in the 16/17th century. Kashan rugs belong to the best classic Oriental rugs. Kashans are mostly woven with the Persian knot as opposed to the Turkish knot with which most Persian rugs are made.
The special wool with which this Oriental rug has been made is called "Kork" wool. The Persian word "Kork" means "soft down". This expression is used for particularly fine and soft wool for very high quality rugs, especially for expensive rugs made in esteemed manufactures like e. g. in Kashan. It is common to add the word "Kork" to the provenance name as in e. g. "Kashan Kork".