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Handmade oversized carpet No. 56407 Kashan Kork Iran 17.0 x 10.2 feet

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Item Number: 56407
Name: Kashan Kork
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 17.0 x 10.2 ft
Age: Sorry, we can't give you the age of this carpet at the moment.
Pile: wool
Design: floral / medallion
Ground Color: red
Remarks:
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet

The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 6,900

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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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.

This Oriental rug has a so called "open design". Any rug in which the medallion is surrounded by a large area of a plain one-colored field and if at all have corner patterns within the field. The open design is currently experiencing a come back and became very popular.

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".



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