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Kashmar Rugs: Kashmar Carpet Zir Kakik Design

Kashmar Rugs: Kashmar Carpet Zir Kakik Design

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Zir Kakik Kashmar Rugs and Carpets

In 1999 Kasra Massarat answered a question on a rug discussion site and I tucked it in my notes. Kasra owned Asian Trade in Tuscon Arizonia and I always appreciated his insight. so now after 6 years I find myself going back to Kasra's description as I write about Kashmar rugs. What took me so long.

In writing of another rug Kasra wrote, " a common design for Kashmars and in Farsi is called "ZIR KHAKI" design (reproduction of the old Kashan designs). Which translate exactly to "under earth" and is reffered to designs that depict archeological artifacts found in Iran such as vases and other ornaments with designs of birds, etc. The knot count mentioned is reletively high but not too unusual. I would be interested to know how you came up with the age. Although I do not know the history of commercial rug production in Kashmar, I've never seen an old one. If I were to go on a limb I'd guess your rug to be 1960's or even 70's. Kashmar by the way is a small "town" south of Mashed in the province of Khorasan, Iran.
Hope this helps and please let me know the source of the age estimate.

Posted by Kasra Massarat on February 17, 1999 at 17:41:51:

In Reply to: Kashmar Carpet posted by Reg on February 14, 1999 at 00:58:17:

: We have a 9x12 Kashmar with about 280 knots per sq.
: inch which has a very complicated curvilinar design in
: 9 colors.It is about 60-70 years old and has faded quite a bit in some colors esp. light blue and gold but is in very good condition otrerwise.The design has several vases,birds,deer and other images and I have been unable to find anything like it in any books or on the internet.I did once see a very similar carpet in a local rug store ( but it was not as well made )and the store staff could only tell me it was also a Kashmar.If anyone could help me with some information on Kashmars in general or tell me about mine if my description sounds familiar it would be much appreciated
: Thanks
: Reg

Dear Reg, What you've described is a common design for Kashmars and in Farsi is called "ZIR KHAKI" design (reproduction of the old Kashan designs). Which translate exactly to "under earth" and is reffered to designs that depict archeological artifacts found in Iran such as vases and other ornaments with designs of birds, etc. The knot count mentioned is reletively high but not too unusual. I would be interested to know how you came up with the age. Although I do not know the history of commercial rug production in Kashmar, I've never seen an old one. If I were to go on a limb I'd guess your rug to be 1960's or even 70's. Kashmar by the way is a small "town" south of Mashed in the province of Khorasan, Iran.
Hope this helps and please let me know the source of the age estimate.
Happy trails ...
Kasra Massarat

Re: Kashmar Carpet

I spotted this example on eBay listed as:

DYNASTY! 13'0x9'9 Kashmar Persian Rugs Carpet S-3392 Item number: 7339175613
Seller information: premiumcarpets, Charlotte, NC., United States

Item Number:

S-3392

Made in:

Iran

Origin:

Khorasan

Style:

Kashmar

Size (Feet):

13 ft 0 in x 9 ft 9 in

Size (Centimeter):

396 cm x 298 cm

Background Color:

NavyBlue

 Colors:

Navy Blue, Ivory, Red, Light Blue, Hunter Green, Orange

Foundation:

Cotton

Pile:

100% Wool

Age:

30-35 Years

Condition:

Excellent

Approx. KPSI:

150 (hand-knotted)

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