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Antique Handmade oriental carpet № 57640 Kashan, antique Kork Iran 5.2 x 3.5 feet

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Item Number: 57640
Provenance: Kashan, antique Kork
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 5.2 x 3.5 ft
Age: antique
Pile: wool
Design: floral / allover
Ground Color: ivory
Remarks:
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet

The pile of this carpet is made of wool

Tree of life motif
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 1,690

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Kashan, antique | 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".



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