Hand Knotted Kashan Hunting 5ft X 3ft Carpet
The Persian Hunting Design is one of the oldest and most elusive carpet styles. Originally created for Shahs and imperial leaders, the Persian hunting rug embodies a regal virility and vigour that is seldom seen in Persian city carpets. Rugs bearing the classic Persian hunting design include the oldest existent pile carpet as well as the most valuable silk carpets known today.
The Pazyryk carpet, which is the oldest known pile carpet and the first hunting rug, was found in an ancient burial tomb from the year 500 B.C and was preserved in the snow-covered Altai Mountains between Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Animals depicted on hunting carpets include horses, camels, war elephants, gazelle, deer, birds, hares, peacocks and mythical creatures like griffins, which are most notably included in the Pazyryk rug.
About Kashan Carpets:
Kashan rugs are high in quality and make, with incorporations of silk and wool. The majority of Kashan's typically have a central medallion and Persian floral motifs forming the pattern.
They have been crafted since the 17th century during the Safavid dynasty, with many scholars suggesting that many designs date back to the early 16th century. Kashan rugs are recognised as amongst the most magnificent and celebrated of all Persian rugs. The city is home to the oldest gardens of Iran- the Fin Garden, and this garden also acts as a muse for many of the city's designs.
Situated in the Ishfahan province, Kashan is one the oldest cities of Iran. It was of the major seats of the pre-historic civilisation.
Encircled by desert, Kashan cannot source locally. Originally Merino wool was imported from Manchester (UK) to create some of Iran's finest carpets. In more recent times Kashan rugs have used wool sourced from Sabzevar (in the north-east of Iran) which produces some of the very best wool in Iran.
Material- Hand-spun Wool and Bamboo Silk
Weaving Type- Hand-knotted
Knot Density- 125 knots per square inch
Knot Type- Persian Knots