"Kashmar Carpet, Wool, 246 Cm X 347 Cm, Iran, Circa 1970"KASHMAR or KACHMAR carpet, hand-knotted in wool in the region of MECHHED or MASHHAD Khorassan province in very good condition around 1970
(Khorassan carpet or Khorasan): hand-knotted carpets from the province of Khorassan, in the north-east of Iran. These tight-knotted carpets have a cotton chain and typically Persian decorations, such as medallions, palmettes, arabesques, and mir-e-butha or herati motifs. What's special about these carpets is the frequent use of cochineal red, and a wool as soft as supple for velvet of a very high quality. Khorasan carpets, which are made in various sizes, include the Mashhad, Dorukhsh, Birjand, Moud, Nain and Kashmar rugs.
The city of Kasmar (کاشمر) has a very big history and its old name is Torshiz. The carpets are of a very high quality and woven for centuries thickly with a soft and fine wool using beautiful colors, sky blue as opposed to cream and ivory beige. They use light green, red and brown. The characteristics of Kashmar carpets are large sizes and unique designs, such as paintings depicting trees, flowers, vases or minaret cupolas. They also represent important historical events in the history of Persia, known men or the story of a highly respected ancient Persian king. In Kashmar, elegant masterpieces of great color harmony, intricate designs and details show the love of the Persians for art and beauty. Kashmar carpets are durable and as they get older they become more and more beautiful.
This carpet has been cleaned professionally and ecologically. Dimensions: Width: 246 cm ( 97 inches ) x Length: 347 cm ( 137 inches ) - 362 cm ( 142 inches ) with fringes