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Kashmar Rugs: Kashmar Mina Khani Carpet

Kashmar Rugs: Kashmar Mina Khani Carpet

JBOC Note: I was intrigued by the similarity to the Baluch rugs woven in the Kashmar area. Now the thought that comes to mind is did the Mina Khani pattern spread from the Baluch rugs to the Kashmar commercial production or is it the other way around.

Mina Khani Kashmar Carpet From Zandi International

Country : Iran

City : Kashmar

Style : Floral

Material : Persian Wool

Foundation Material : Persian Cotton

Shape : Runner

Bkg Color : Peach

Side Color : Multicolor

Woven : Hand Knotted

Age : New

Raj : 40

KPSI : 211

Days : 146

Hours : 1427

exact size (cm) : 86 x 314

exact size (in) : 2'9" x 10'3"

Total Area : 2.7 meters sq.


about this Kashmar

Kashmar is situated west of the province of Khorassan and lies 926 km. from Tehran. The river Sish Taraz which flows by Kashmar has the famous historical Shahi Dyke spanning its waters . Due to influences of the desert the southern part of Kashmar is warm, and in the northern areas a temperate climate prevails. Kashmar is the largest province of Iran and carpet weaving started here some 150 years back. Kashmar designs featuring Kase Boshghab (Bowl & Plate), Case Kozeh (bowl & flowerpot), Zir Khaki, Lachak Toranj became very famous internationally. The designs are borrowed from other styles and modified. The designs also include tree motifs, mehrabs, minarets, and floral repetitions.


history

In older times Kashmar was known as "Torshiz". In the year 520 AH, the city was plundered by Sultan Sanjar Saljuqi, after which it became an important centre of the Esmailieh sect. After their defeat the city thrived again, only to be ruined by Amir Teymour Goorkani. Historical monuments of the region date back to the 7th and 8th century AH. The historical sites of this city are: hAtashgah cave, hAli - Abad tower, hFirooz - Abad minaret, Atashgah castle, hShahid Moddares tomb, hSeyed Hamzeh an Seyed Morteza Imamzadeh


construction

Bring the enchantment of ancient Persia into your living room with this intricately woven Kashmar rug. Handmade by the brilliant rugweavers of Kashmar, an ancient city in the eastern Iranian province of Khorasan, this rug prominently displays the seal of the Iranian Royal Family. Kashmar has been an important rugweaving center for centuries though it has seen its share of troubles. In 1151 AD it was surrounded and plundered by Sultan Sanjar Saljooghi, and later in the 14th century, the city was ruined by Amir Taymour Goorkani. Out of this turmoil a brilliant, artistic rug weaving industry was born. Kashmar rugs are easily distinguishable because of their large size and unique patterns. Kashmar rugs are well known for their smooth structure and elegant curvilinear design. The patterns are usually pictorials that tell the story of a significant occurrence or entity in Persian history. Often they display a picture of a beloved Persian king, though they sometimes feature nature motifs. This rug is over 30 years old and as a result has some low pile areas. The background and border are navy, with accents of rust, ivory, peach, olive, red and light blue.

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