Persian Antique Keshan Rug Circa 1920 – 488 x 314cm


Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

488 x 314

Size in feet

16 x 10.3


100% Wool pile based on wool foundation


Circa 1920

Condition & Age

Perfect, full pile


Hand woven in Iran



Number of Knots

Approx 260,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

The dark blue field with verses of Quran in fine Kork wool (fine wool taken from the belly of a sheep) in perfect condition and well preserved is truly a master piece of it’s type. Right between Isfahan and Teheran, lies the city of Keshan which was important as a trading & a resting place along the Silk Road. The city has been famous for a long time for its textiles ,Carpets, silk and its pottery. Superior carpets were manufactured here during the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736). Today the carpets are made both in and the surrounding of Keshan with high knot density in both superior wool and silk. The patterns consists of beautifully designed medallions, trees and figural motifs. Dominating colours are blue, red and beige. This rug had been in private collection for over 60 years.
Origin: Iran
Size: 488 x 314
Condition: perfect

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