Kashmar rugs originate from
Kashan, located in the Province
of Khorassan, just southwest of
Mashad. It is reputed to produce
some of the highest quality area
rugs in eastern Iran in addition
to being a collection point for
Baluch tribal area rugs.
These carpets are quite rare and
historically very important. The
two distinguishing features of
Kashmar rugs are their large
size and their unique designs.
Kashmar rugs take designs from
other regions and modify them
into interesting variations that
are new and original. Woven in
pictorial patterns, Kashmar rugs
tell tales of major events or
important historical figures.
They may include items of
cultural significance, special
buildings, or symbolic
representations like the Tree of
Life. Older area rugs will be
primarily baby blue and cream,
with ivory providing the
contrast. Newer Kashmar rugs
feature greens, reds, and
Kase Boshghab (bowl and plate),
Case Kozeh (bowl and flowerpot),
Zir Khaki (means "under earth"
and refers to designs that
depict archeological artifacts
found in Iran such as vases and
other ornaments with designs of
birds), Lachak Toranj (medallion
and corner design) are all
famous designs that Kashmar rugs
are famous for.
The foundations of Kashmar rugs
are typically cotton or a blend
of cotton and wool, while the
pile is most frequently wool.
They are extremely durable and
can last for centuries. They
will increase in beauty as they
age and subsequent generations
will be proud to display them.
Their interesting designs,
intricate details, and
harmonious colours make these
area rugs works of art to